‘World on Fire’ Season 2 trailer: BBC confirms UK premiere date

The official trailer for the long-awaited second season of World on Fire is here!

Nearly four years since the World War II drama made its debut, brand new episodes are coming very soon.

Don’t worry if you can’t remember what happened previously, as American viewers can catch up on Amazon Prime’s Masterpiece channel with this free 7-day trial.

In the UK, the complete first season of World on Fire is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

Telling “the story of World War II through the eyes of ordinary people whose lives have been thrown into chaos,” the new season welcomes a number of fresh faces to the cast.

Joining the likes of Lesley Manville (Magpie Murders) and Jonah Hauer-King (The Little Mermaid) in the large ensemble are Mark Bonnar (Guilt), Ahad Raza Mir (Resident Evil), Miriam Schiweck (Der Staatsanwalk), and Gregg Sulkin (Runaways).

Following a sneak peek at these characters last month, a 30-second teaser trailer for Season 2 arrived yesterday.

Take a look here:

Opening in 1940, the 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 start date?

Season 2 will premiere in the UK at 9pm on Sunday 16 July, airing on BBC One and streaming on BBC iPlayer.

Over in the US, World on Fire returns later this year at 9/8c on Sunday 15 October on Masterpiece on PBS.

Fans have been sharing their joy on YouTube, with one saying: “Feels like we’ve waited forever! I’m going to need to watch Season 1 all over again.”

She added: “I just adore Jonah Hauer-King. First saw him as Laurie in Little Women and thought he was perfect so really excited to have this drama packed show back, full of talented people.”

Others are also planning to catch up on Season 1 ahead of the show’s return: “Time to rewatch Season 1. It’s been so long. I can’t wait to see these beautiful actors back at it. This is hands down PBS BEST SHOW!”

However, the absence of several original cast members was noted.

“I mean I’m super excited but I wonder how Sean Bean’s and Helen Hunt’s absence will be explained? I feel like they were such a huge part of this show,” wrote a fan.

World on Fire is available to watch on PBS Masterpiece.