BBC drama Our Girl to return to South Africa
The BBC will film South Africa as Afghanistan for a new series of military drama Our Girl.
Produced by BBC Studios, the show follows Michelle Keegan as British soldier Georgie Lane on a deployment to Afghanistan.
“I’m absolutely delighted that Michelle Keegan will be reprising her role as Georgie Lane for another tour of Our Girl,” said Tony Grounds, the show’s writer and creator.
“2 Section are deployed to Afghanistan as part of Nato’s Resolute Support Mission to develop the military capability of the Afghanistan government’s armed forces.”
Morocco is also a common African double for screen stories set in Afghanistan or Iraq and is regularly used by American productions, while New Mexico is a frequent choice for US shoots that do not want to stray too far from Los Angeles.
See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in South Africa.