We Have an Airdate for 'World on Fire' Season 2

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Lesley Manville as Robina in season 2 of World on Fire
Lesley Manville returns as Robina. Photo: Masterpiece

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 as Harry in season 2 of World on FireJonah Hauer-King returns as Harry, Robina's son. Photo: Masterpiece

Zofia Wichlacz as Kasia in season 2 of World on FireZofia Wichlacz is back as resistance fighter and Harry's one-time Polish lover, Kasia. Photo: Masterpiece

Julia Brown as Lois in season 2 of World on FireJulia Brown returns as Lois, a singer and the mother of Harry's child. Photo: Masterpiece

Blake Harrison as Stan in season 2 of World on FireBlake Harrison is back as Stan, one of Harry's fellow servicemen. Photo: Masterpiece

Parker Sawyers as Albert in season 2 of World on FireParker Sawyers is once again the French African saxophone player Albert. Photo: Masterpiece

Eugénie Derouand as Henriette in season 2 of World on FireThe brave French nurse Henriette is once again played by Eugénie Derouand. Photo: Masterpiece

Ahad Raza Mir as Rajib in World on FireAhad Raza Mir plays the new character Rajib, a soldier. Photo: Masterpiece

Gregg Sulkin as David in World on FireGregg Sulkin's David is another new character in the armed forces, a pilot. Photo: Masterpiece

Mark Bonnar as Sir James Danemere in World on FireMark Bonnar, fresh off the show 'Guilt,' plays the new character Sir James Danemere. Photo: Masterpiece

Miriam Schiwek as Marga in World on FireMiriam Schiwek plays a German teenager, Marga. Photo: Masterpiece