‘World on Fire’ returns: Season 2 release date on PBS confirmed!

PBS has at last revealed when the new season of World on Fire begins in the US.

From the makers of Poldark and Endeavour, the BBC’s Second World War drama debuted nearly four years ago!

The series received great reviews and a second season was officially confirmed in November 2019, but the planned 2020 shoot was delayed by the pandemic.

World on Fire finally resumed production in July 2022, and the long-awaited brand new episodes are now in the can.

The true reality of war has arrived in Britain as the second season opens in 1940, with RAF pilots being sent to destroy German bombers prowling the skies above Manchester, with rescue operations underway on the streets below.

World on Fire continues to tell “the story of World War II through the eyes of ordinary people whose lives have been thrown into chaos.”

Six new 60-minute episodes 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.

When’s the release date?

Season 2 will premiere in the US at 9/8c on Sunday 15 October on Masterpiece on PBS.

Don’t worry if you can’t remember what happened previously, as the show’s first season is available to watch on Amazon Prime’s Masterpiece channel with this free 7-day trial!

We don’t have a return date for the UK just yet, but the BBC has confirmed that World on Fire will be back “soon.”

But if we were to take a guess, we’d say British viewers can expect to see the new season this summer.

In the meantime, Season 1 is streaming on BBC iPlayer.

You can currently see Harry actor Jonah Hauer-King in cinemas in Disney’s new remake of The Little Mermaid, playing Prince Eric!

Watch the trailer here:

Next up for Hauer-King is a leading role in the upcoming TV adaptation of The Tattooist of Auschwitz.

The series is filming right now, based on the bestselling Holocaust novel of the same name by Heather Morris.

Meanwhile, World on Fire star Lesley Manville is set to begin shooting the second season of Magpie Murders soon.

World on Fire is available to watch on PBS Masterpiece.