Our Girl is the story of the unstoppable Molly Dawes (Turner), born and raised in East London with few prospects, who went from nobody to a soldier in the Royal Army Medical Corps.
The new series comprising of five episodes follows Molly during her first deployment as a serving army medic in Afghanistan where she faces unforgettable experiences that will shape her life forever.
Our Girl is a rite-of-passage story about a young soldier beautifully captured by Lacey Turner.
In the same year when our British troops withdraw from Afghanistan, the series will follow the extreme life-changing experiences she is forced to face both on tour and when she returns back home.
-BBC One Controller, Charlotte Moore
Earlier this year a 90 minute standalone episode attracted a consolidated audience of 6.3m viewers.
Our Girl will return to BBC One in 2014.