Renewed: World on Fire
UK wartime drama wins a second season.
UK period drama World on Fire has been renewed for a second season.
The series, which features Helen Hunt, Sean Bean, Arthur Darvill, Blake Harrison, Jonah Hauer-King, Zofia Wichłacz, Ewan Mitchell and Lesley Manville, tracks the progression of war from the early invasion of Poland by the Nazis through to the first months of fighting, and has been a hit with viewers.
It’s expected that future series will continue to show the hidden lives of people living in France, Germany, Poland and Britain.
Writer Peter Bowker told Radio Times, “I know what happens over six series for the main characters.
“If you pitch a show, people will often ask ‘What happens in series four, episode three? What happens to this character?’ You’ve got to know and not be English about it.”
Damien Timmer, Managing Director of Mammoth Screen added: “There’s more war and there are more years and it’s possible.”
No official airdate has been suggested, but the first series reportedly took two years to make.
World on Fire airs in Australia on BBC First.