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World on Fire Season 2: Everything We Know

Updated May 18, 2020
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The critically acclaimed British war drama ‘World on Fire’ revolves around the lives of regular people as they struggle to cope with the repercussions of World War II on their daily lives. The show has been written by British playwright Peter Bowker, while Chanya Button, Thomas Napper, Adam Smith, and Andy Wilson serve as the directors. Season 1 released in the U.K. in 2019 and was lauded for its multi-layered narrative, brilliant performances, and visual appeal. In case you want to know about the release date and other details of ‘World on Fire’ season 2, keep reading.

World on Fire Season 2 Release Date: When Will it Premiere?

‘World on Fire’ season 1 released on Sunday, April 5, 2020, at 9 pm ET, on PBS MASTERPIECE. It consisted of seven episodes with a runtime of 55-60 minutes each. It concluded its run on May 17, 2020. Ahead of its U.S. premiere, the show released in the U.K. on September 29, 2019, on BBC One, and wrapped up on November 10, 2019.

Owing to its success, the series has already been renewed by the network for a second season. However, it has been reported that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, production for the upcoming edition will be delayed. If things fall in place in the next couple of months, ‘World on Fire’ season 2 should premiere sometime in 2021 in the UK. Following its conclusion in the United Kingdom, it should release in the US in the latter half of 2021.

World on Fire Season 2 Cast: Who Can be in it?

The incredibly talented ensemble comprises Jonah Hauer-King (‘Little Women’) as Harry Chase, Lesley Manville (‘Phantom Thread’) as Harry’s mother Robina Chase, Julia Brown as Lois Bennett, Ewan Mitchell as Tom Bennett, and Sean Bean (‘Game of Thrones’) as Douglas Bennett, Tom and Lois’ father. The cast also includes Brian J. Smith (‘Sense8’) as Webster O’Connor, Academy Award-winner Helen Hunt (‘Mad About You’) as Nancy Campbell, Zofia Wichłacz (‘The Romanoffs’) as Kasia Tomaszeski, and Blake Harrison (‘The Inbetweeners’) as Sergeant Stan Raddings.

In season 2, we can expect most of the lead cast to make their respective comebacks.

World on Fire Season 2 Plot: What Can it be About?

The show chronicles the lives of ordinary people and showcases the events that transpired in Britain, Poland, France, and Germany from September 1939 – the invasion of Poland – to the first major aerial campaign – The Battle of Britain, and its consequence on the people at home and the war-front.

Douglas Bennett, a WWI veteran, who has PTSD, strives to preach pacifism as his country gears itself for war. He has a son, Tom, a criminal, who enjoys breaking the law and has been given two options – either get thrown in prison or serve the nation by joining the military. Tom’s sister Lois works at a factory during the day and is a singer at night. She is in a romantic relationship with Harry Chase, a translator who comes from an affluent family. His mother, Robina, doesn’t approve of Harry’s closeness to Lois, and her wish comes true when Harry gets a job at the British embassy in Warsaw, and he falls head-over-heels in love with a waitress, Kasia Tomaszeski.

Harry develops good relations with Kasia’s family. Also, he becomes friends with Nancy Campbell, an American reporter who is on a mission to unmask the horrors that the people face under the Nazi regime. Webster O’Connor, Nancy’s gay nephew, is a doctor and is pursuing his medical profession in Europe. Little do these people know that their world is about to come crashing down, and they can do nothing about it but run for their lives and try to save their loved ones.

Season 2 will chronicle the events after Kasia and Lois meet. It will start with the blitz in the Northwest of England. Even North Africa will be an important part of the story. There will be additional details about Webster’s family history. Nancy will be forced to depart from Berlin and will head to the Soviet Union. On the other hand, Lois will continue to navigate her loveless marriage with Vernon.

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