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‘World on Fire’ returns with second season in October 2023

May 31, 2023 Alyssa Beno Leave a Comment

Fans of the adrenalized, emotionally gripping and resonant World War II drama World on Fire on Masterpiece can look forward to the long-awaited second season when it premieres Sunday, Oct. 15 on PBS Wisconsin.

In World on Fire season two, RAF pilots are sent to destroy German bombers prowling the skies above Manchester, with rescue operations underway on the streets below. The true reality of war has arrived in Britain. Telling the story of World War II through the eyes of ordinary people whose lives have been thrown into chaos, season two will take viewers from the streets of Britain into occupied France, Nazi Germany and to the sands of the North African desert, where British troops struggle alongside Indian Sappers and Australian Diggers to adapt to a very different kind of combat.

The new season features returning cast members Lesley Manville (The Crown, Magpie Murders) as Robina, Jonah Hauer-King (The Little Mermaid, Little Women), as Harry, Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners, A Very English Scandal) as Stan, Julia Brown (Shetland, Anthony) as Lois, Zofia Wichłacz (Receptura, Spoor) as Kasia, Parker Sawyers (Monsoon, A Discovery of Witches) as Albert and Eugénie Derouand (The Advent Calendar, Paris Police) as Henriette, and offer a first glimpse of new cast members Mark Bonnar (Guilt, Shetland) as the mysterious Sir James Danemere, Gregg Sulkin (Runaways, Pretty Smart) as brave but reckless RAF pilot David, Ahad Raza Mir (Resident Evil, Hum Tum) as fearless and determined Rajib, who leads a specialist unit of the British Indian Army, Miriam Schiweck (Der Staatsanwalk, Fellweckselzeit) as the German teenager Marga, a dedicated member of the Band of German Maidens, Cel Spellman (Better, Cold Feet) as Joe, Yrsa Daley-Ward (Outer Range, The Collaboration) as Connie, Eryk Biedunkiewicz as Jan, Ewan Mitchell (House of the Dragon, Trigger Point) as Tom, and Mateusz Więcławek (Kurier, Monument) as Grzegorz.

The first season of World on Fire can be streamed on the free PBS App, and the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel.

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