When will ‘World on Fire’ Season 2 begin filming?

World on Fire fans are set for an even further wait before the second season arrives.

From the makers of Poldark and Endeavour, the show launched in the UK back in September 2019.

Opening with the German invasion of Poland in September 1939 and ending with the Battle of Britain in 1940, World on Fire takes viewers across the first year of World War II, from ordinary life in Manchester to the beaches of Dunkirk.

The hit period drama series received great reviews and premiered in the US early last year.

World on Fire was officially renewed in November 2019, and the new episodes were originally meant to start filming last year.

However, production was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Spanning the years 1940 to 1941, the new season of World on Fire will open with the blitz in the Northwest of England.

All the main cast are expected to reprise their roles, including Oscar-winner Helen Hunt (As Good As It Gets), Sharpe star Sean Bean, Lesley Manville (Mum), and Jonah Hauer-King (Little Women).

Zophia Wichlacz and Julia Brown, who play Kasia and Lois, have already revealed some hints about what to expect.

Unfortunately, it looks like Season 2 won’t be ready anytime soon!

Jonah Hauer-King, who plays Harry, is currently busy filming Disney’s new live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.

The 25-year-old English-American actor is playing Prince Eric in the movie, and the shoot is expected to continue for many more months.

Even if World on Fire is able to resume filming this summer, we wouldn’t expect it to premiere until spring 2022 at the earliest.

Jonah Hauer-King previously discussed the status of Season 2 last year: “It’s off the books right now, but I know that they remain fully committed to making it. I’ve spoken with the writer, with Peter [Bowker] in the last week and he’s been giving me updates.”

He added: “The scripts are very much in the works. As to when we actually start shooting is anyone’s guess. Unfortunately, I think you know, this this [coronavirus] crisis has thrown up all kinds of issues. It’s big crews, big sets, so yeah, we’ll just have to wait and see when we get the green light.”

Luckily, American viewers can catch the first season again on Sunday nights on PBS Masterpiece next month, airing after new Second World War drama Atlantic Crossing.

World on Fire is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.