The famous drama World on Fire is returning to World War II to continue the stories of the ordinary people caught in the crossfire of conflict after a successful debut season on PBS Masterpiece and BBC.
Filming for Season 2 has finally started after being delayed owing to the ongoing pandemic, three years after the first season’s broadcast on BBC and two after it moved to Masterpiece. A fresh image of series star Jonah Hauer-King preparing to film again while holding a clapboard is included with the announcement.
The six brand-new World on Fire episodes, written by the creator’s Peter Bowker, Rachel Bennette, and Matt Jones, pick up just where the first season left off.
The new season, set in October 1940, will show how the horrors of war finally reach Britain when pilots take to the skies to fight down German bombers over Manchester. A new form of battle will be introduced in North Africa, where British troops, Indian Sappers, and Australian Diggers fight against the Axis forces. Viewers will again be brought throughout the European theatre from Britain to now-occupied France and Nazi Germany.
Lesley Manville is resuming her role as Robina, Hauer-King is playing Harry, Julia Brown is playing Lois, Zofia Wichlacz is playing Kasia, Blake Harrison is playing Stan, Eugénie Derouand is playing Henriette, Eryk Biedunkiewicz is playing Jan, and Cel Spellman is playing Joe.
There is no word on the future of other notable characters from the previous season, such as Helen Hunt. Some fresh faces will be contributing to the war effort this time. Mark Bonnar (Guilt, Line of Duty), Ahad Raza Mir (Resident Evil, Hum Tum), and Gregg Sulkin (Runaways, Pretty Smart) will be leading the recruits as Sir James Danemere and Rajib, respectively. There will be more series-related casting announcements to come.
What should we need to know about World on Fire season 2
It’s fantastic to be bringing Peter Bowler’s great scripts back to life, says Lesley Manville. With World War Two as a backdrop, rich personalities share compelling, genuine stories. There is a feast!
The start of filming for the 2nd season of World On Fire has been eagerly anticipated because of a particular pandemic, according to the show’s creator and writer, Peter Bowker. Picking up the story with our incredible cast, which includes seasoned regulars and fresh, intriguing talent who have embraced the show’s scope and ambition, has been a great joy.
We want to correct that imbalance by sharing tales of struggle and friendship. The history of how the battle played out in North Africa is intriguing and understudied. We’ll keep reflecting the international scope of the fight through our diverse cast.
Release Date o World on Fire season 2
The World on Fire season 2 is now being filmed in Northern Ireland, and it will premiere on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in 2023. We’ll inform you as soon as we get a definite transmission date.
The first season of the show is already streaming on Disney+. However, it is unknown whether it will be available in the US.
Cast World on Fire season 2
Wealthy and emotionally repressed mother Robina Chase will again be played by Lesley Manville (Mum, Sherwood). In contrast, her son Harry, an interpreter at the British embassy in Warsaw who later received a commission in the British Army, will be played by Jonah Hauer-King (Little Women).
While Zofia Wichlacz reprises her role as Kasia, a courageous Polish liberation fighter, Julia Brown will reprise her role as Lois, a gifted singer and factory worker from Manchester.
Blake Harrison, star of The Inbetweeners, returns as Harry’s platoon sergeant Stan Raddings. Eugénie Derouand reprises her role as Henriette, a Jewish nurse in Nazi Paris, and Eryk Biedunkiewicz takes on the part of Jan, Kasia’s youngest brother. Cel Spellman (Cold Feet) will once more portray Joe, a member of Harry’s platoon.
Mark Bonnar (Guilt, Line of Duty) will play Sir James Danemere in series two. Ahad Raza Mir (Resident Evil, Hum Tum) will play Rajib, and Gregg Sulkin (Runaways, Pretty Smart) will play David.
It is unclear now if Doctor Who actor Arthur Darvill will reprise his role as RAF pilot Vernon Hunter or World War One veteran and pacifist Douglas Bennett, played by Sean Bean. We’ll inform you when the BBC reveals more new and returning cast members.
Plotline World on Fire season 2
1940 October. As the Northern Blitz gets underway, lone pilots are dispatched to shoot down German bombers circling above Manchester. In Britain, the terrible reality of war has descended.
The second season of World On Fire will transport viewers from the streets of Britain to Nazi Germany, occupied France, and the North African desert, where British soldiers battle alongside Indian Sappers and Australian Diggers to adjust to a new form of combat.
Fans are eager to learn what happened to Harry and Kasia since the first season concluded with them narrowly escaping a Nazi ambush in Poland and being pursued by Nazi soldiers. In the meantime, Lois gave birth to Harry’s child and accepted RAF fighter pilot Vernon Hunter’s proposal.
Trailer: World on Fire season 2
There isn’t a trailer yet, but we’ll be sure to upload one as soon as it becomes available. Until you can watch Season 1 trailer down below: