When does Our Girl series 2 start? – Michelle Keegan to Star in New 2016 Season

Our Girl Series 2 Release Date and BBC Cast News: Actress Michelle Keegan to play new character Corporal Georgie Lane in 2016.

When does Our Girl season 2 start?

It was announced on Monday the 22nd of June 2015 that a second series (or third series if you count the original film) of Our Girl had been commissioned, now starring Coronation Street and Ordinary Lies actress Michelle Keegan.

With filming due to start in January of 2016, we expect Our Girl series 2 to have its air date set for later that year. We’ll update this page with more specific broadcast details as they’re released closer to the time.

Replacing the shows original lead character Molly Dawes, played by Lacey Turner, Keegan takes on the new role of medic Corporal Georgie Lane. Speaking to the BBC about her big casting news, the 28-year-old actress stated: “I’ve watched Our Girl and I’m a massive fan of the series so I can’t wait to be a part of it. It’s going to be a big but exciting challenge for me so I can’t wait to get started!”

Posted to a large Kenyan refugee camp, Lane is a brilliant and committed soldier who must work hard to gain the love, trust and respect of Two Section.

Series 1 Spoiler Free Recap

Our Girl series 1 stared Lacey Turner as the unstoppable Molly Dawes, a girl born and raised in East London with little prospects, who went from being a nobody to a soldier in the Royal Army Medical Corps. The BBC One drama followed Molly on her first deployment as a serving army medic against the backdrop of the British Army’s withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Behind the scenes filming with LACEY TURNER (Molly Dawes) - Image Credit: BBC/Coco Van Oppens

Behind the scenes filming with LACEY TURNER (Molly Dawes) – Image Credit: BBC/Coco Van Oppens

Due to the unforgettable experiences she faced in this foreign land, Molly was forced to grow up fast. Crucially, she made friends among her platoon, who over time became almost as important to her as family.

The challenges faced in Afghanistan ended up changing Molly’s view of life in ways she could never have expected, reshaping the character of our girl forever.

Airing back in March of 2013, the original feature length episode of Our Girl managed to draw in an impressive 6.3 million viewers. A full 5×60-minute episode series 1 was then produced, with its premiere date and time later being set for Sunday 21 September, 2014, at 9:00pm.

Take a look at the Our Girl 2014 cast list and pictures.

Our Girl Series 1 Trailer