MICHELLE Keegan is back in her uniform for series three of Our Girl in these brand new snaps – showing her character Lance Corporal Georgie Lane getting close to new character Milan.
Back in the battlefield, the soldier alter-ego of the former Corrie star, 30, finds herself drawn to Milan, a Nepalese engineer played by Rudi Dharmalingam – which confuses her affections for returning love interest Elvis, played by Luke Pasqualino.
In the new series the unit is stationed in Nepal, after a brief bit of action in Syria – where Georgie and former flame Elvis complete a rescue mission together.
But Georgie fends off the advances of lothario Elvis, before her unit is moved to Nepal to help with emergency disaster relief following a devastating earthquake.
She, Captain James and unit squaddies Brains and Rab soon discover that children are being trafficked across the border to India and then on to Pakistan and Afghanistan.
And while the main action then moves to the Belize/Guatemalan border, and the the Myanmar/Bangladesh border, Georgie sets her sights on a different man on the unit – Milan.
Our Girl creator Tony Grounds explained: “[Georgie] thinks that Elvis is gone forever from her life.
“She and Milan have a connection and it looks like that’s a burgeoning relationship and then who tips up? Elvis.”
But it seems that there is a major obstacle for Georgie and Elvis’ relationship – the presence of new unit member Maisie, an advanced driver played by Shalom Brune Franklin, who has romantic history with Elvis.
That means viewers can expect a turbulent “Ross and Rachel” dynamic to develop in the relationship between Elvis and Georgie, according to Pasqualino – with Grounds saying: “I think they are meant for each other.”
Meanwhile Captain James, played by Ben Aldridge, “experiences a massive betrayal from someone he thought he could trust” in this series as well, according to the actor.
He said: “As a result, he almost loses the section and jeopardises everyone’s life.
“For the first time in any drama that I’ve seen on TV, it gives a look into life in Afghanistan and for the soldiers in their army who fought alongside them.
“It’s been written very carefully and delicately and well handled. It’s hard-hitting drama,” Aldridge added.
Fansshould also keep their eyes peeled for more sightings of Molly, the character played by original Our Girl star Lacey Turner – as she made a small mention last series, when it was revealed she married Captain James – so it looks like she may resurface fully.
Our Girl begins Tuesday 10th October at 9pm on BBC1.