‘World on Fire’ stars share their hopes for Kasia and Lois in second season

The cast of World on Fire have been revealing some hints about what’s next for their characters.

From the makers of Poldark, the BBC’s hit period drama series launched in the UK last autumn, marking 80 years since the outbreak of World War II.

World on Fire then premiered in the US earlier this year on PBS.

A second season was officially confirmed by the BBC shortly following Season 1’s final episode.

Spanning the years 1940 to 1941, the second season of World on Fire looks set to begin filming later this year.

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).

They’ll be joined by Zophia Wichlacz as Kasia and Julia Brown as Lois.

The pair recently chatted to PBS about where they hope the story will go in Season 2.

Wichlacz commented: “Well, I’m not saying anything that relates to any ideas of the writer… my only personal hope that I would imagine for Kasia is that—after everything that she’s been through, she’s still got something in her that, probably, tells her to fight even more.

“So probably, maybe, she would fight for the Jewish people who, in 1940 and 1941, soon would be in real danger. So she could do that, but that’s just my personal idea. Because I think Kasia really doesn’t let herself choose her own happiness.

“With Harry, for example, so much has changed that she really cannot just go with him, just run with him and escape with him to safe England. It would be too easy for her.”

Brown said: “I think with [Lois’s] decision, with Vernon, she’s being quite pragmatic, thinking about her baby and how she’s going to support a family. Also, he’s such a lovely person and a really nice guy.

“I think as soon as she worries that might be taken away from her, she does get tricked into the quite crazy action of saying “yes.” I think the reality of the situation is going to hit. I hope that she may be able to maintain a good friendship with Vernon, but I think, with where she is in her stage of just kind of getting over Harry, and she’s got a new child, all she needs to focus on is herself.

“So hopefully there’ll be some sort of resolution. But that’s the tragic thing about Vernon, that he says to her, “You don’t have to love me, you just have to let me love you.” I think that might be what ends up happening.

“But hopefully, maybe, she might actually fall in love with him, I don’t know. I feel like there’s going to be drama still to come.”

The complete first season of World on Fire is available to watch on Amazon Prime with a free 7-day trial of their PBS Masterpiece channel.

The show’s writer Peter Bowker previously revealed his plans to dramatise the entire Second World War over six seasons.

Season 2 will air on BBC One in the UK and on PBS in the US in 2021.

World on Fire is available on DVD on Amazon.