The BBC has confirmed that Tracy Beaker is set to return for a new five-part series titled The Beaker Girls later this year.
The show, which will screen on CBBC and iPlayer, has been commissioned following the success of My Mum Tracy Beaker – which set a new record as CBBC’s most successful launch with 2.1m streams in its first three days.
The Beaker Girls will star Dani Harmer as Tracy, and Emma Maggie Davies as her daughter Jess. Jordan Duvigneau is returning as Sean Godfrey, Lisa Coleman as Cam, Montana Thompson as Justine, and Danielle Henry as Mary. Newcomer Chi-Megan Ennis McLean has also been cast as Jordan and Alibe Parsons playing the role of junk shop owner, Flo.
The series will follow the Beakers in their new life running the Dumping Ground junk shop in the seaside town of Cooksea. When Jordan, a runaway teen who has been repeatedly failed by the care system, finds her way into the Beaker Girls’ family, Tracy contemplates becoming a foster parent.
Filming on The Beaker Girls is set to begin in Bristol later in August – with the show expected to hit screens later in 2021.
Tali Walters, Genre Lead, BBC Children’s In-house Drama, says: “The enduring affection of our audiences for the character of Tracy Beaker was clear in the reaction to My Mum Tracy Beaker.
“The Beaker Girls promises to touch the hearts of our audiences and we’re tremendously excited to work with such a talented cast and crew to bring this captivating mother and daughter back to the screen and unveil their next chapter.”
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