We've known for a while that a second season of World on Fire was coming; now we finally have an airdate, as well as some first looks at new and returning cast members.
The series follows the lives of ordinary people across Europe during World War II. Where the first season (which is available to stream by WTTW Passport members and can also be recapped) covered the beginning of the war, the second season takes us further into its chaos. Albert and Henriette are in Nazi-occupied France, while Lois and Robina face German bombing in England. There are also storylines in Nazi Germany and in the theater of war in North Africa.
Season 2 will premiere on WTTW and PBS on October 15. Catch a glimpse of some of the characters below.
Jonah Hauer-King returns as Harry, Robina's son. Photo: Masterpiece
Zofia Wichlacz is back as resistance fighter and Harry's one-time Polish lover, Kasia. Photo: Masterpiece
Julia Brown returns as Lois, a singer and the mother of Harry's child. Photo: Masterpiece
Blake Harrison is back as Stan, one of Harry's fellow servicemen. Photo: Masterpiece
Parker Sawyers is once again the French African saxophone player Albert. Photo: Masterpiece
The brave French nurse Henriette is once again played by Eugénie Derouand. Photo: Masterpiece
Ahad Raza Mir plays the new character Rajib, a soldier. Photo: Masterpiece
Gregg Sulkin's David is another new character in the armed forces, a pilot. Photo: Masterpiece
Mark Bonnar, fresh off the show 'Guilt,' plays the new character Sir James Danemere. Photo: Masterpiece
Miriam Schiwek plays a German teenager, Marga. Photo: Masterpiece