‘World on Fire’ US start date confirmed: When is new WW2 drama on PBS?

PBS has confirmed when World on Fire will premiere in the US.

The hit new period drama series from the makers of Poldark launched in the UK on BBC One in September to great reviews.

Opening with the German invasion of Poland in September 1939 and ending with the Battle of Britain in 1940, the seven one-hour episodes take viewers across the first year of World War II, from ordinary life in Manchester to the beaches of Dunkirk.

World on Fire will begin in the US at 9pm ET on Sunday 5th April 2020 on Masterpiece on PBS.

The seven episodes will continue airing every Sunday night until 17th May.

Watch the trailer:

The all-star cast includes Oscar-winner Helen Hunt (As Good As It Gets), Sharpe star Sean Bean, Lesley Manville (MumRiver), Blake Harrison (A Very English Scandal), poet and actor Yrsa Daley-Ward (Today Will Burn), Ansu Kabia (The Long Song) and Ewan Mitchell (The Last Kingdom), Jonah Hauer-King (Little Women), Julia Brown (The Last Kingdom) and Tomasz Kot (Cold War).

It was announced earlier this month that World on Fire has already been renewed for a second season.

World on Fire is available on DVD on Amazon.