‘Home Fires’ author offers fresh hope for a third season

The author of the book that inspired Home Fires has been discussing an “exciting development.”

Based on Julie Summers’ book Jambusters, ITV’s popular period drama launched in May 2015 and ran for two seasons.

Home Fires explored the lives of Women’s Institute members on the Home Front during World War II in a rural Cheshire community.

ITV announced in 2016 that the series had been axed, despite Season 2 ending on a massive cliffhanger.

Reruns of Home Fires began airing on British channel ITV3 earlier this month.

Now Jambusters author Julie Summers has hinted that if the show’s popularity is reignited then there may be hope yet for a third season.

She posted on Facebook: “Home Fires is going to be shown again on ITV 3 from Friday 7 September 2018 at 8.00pm. This is a very welcome and exciting development.

“Although it won’t necessarily mean another series it can do no harm to remind people what a success it was three years ago…

“We are all intensely delighted and excited here in Jambusters home, dogs included! Please share. It would be wonderful to win new audiences.”

The TV series’ writer Simon Block previously revealed that he fully expected the series to be renewed for a third season back in 2016.

He said at the time: “It had held its audience, it had won its slots, figures were strong as far as I was told so in that sense I guess [the cancellation] was a surprise in that it went against what we were expecting based on the criteria we were told things get judged by.”

Block also commented that he hoped the show could return on a different platform, like Netflix or Amazon.

The first two seasons of Home Fires are available to buy on DVD now.

Butterfly, a new drama from the producer of Home Fires, will air on ITV this autumn.