Filming of season 2 of “World on Fire” in Northern Ireland

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Lesley Manville is working on season 2 of “World on Fire”. File photo by Rune Hellestad/UPI | License picture

July 14 (UPI) — The BBC has announced that filming has begun in Northern Ireland for season 2 of its World War II drama, world on fire.

Series creator Peter Bowker, Rachel Bennette and Matt Jones wrote the six new one-hour episodes, which will once again star Lesley Manville, Jonah Hauer-King, Julia Brown and Zofia Wichlacz.

Mark Bonnar, Ahad Raza Mir and Gregg Sulkin join the ensemble for the new season, set in October 1940 when German bombers bring war to England.

Season 2 is expected to air in 2023. Season 1 released in 2019.

world on fire Series 2 will take viewers from the streets of Britain to occupied France, Nazi Germany and the desert sands of North Africa, where British troops struggle alongside Indian sappers and Australian diggers to adapt to a very different type of combat,” the Briton told the broadcaster in a press release on Thursday.

Bowker said he was happy to return to work on the show, which was put on hold for months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“It makes the start of filming particularly exciting. It’s been a real joy to pick up the story with our inspiring cast, both our established regulars and exciting new talent who have embraced the scale and ambition of the show.” , did he declare.

“How the conflict unfolded in North Africa is a fascinating and little explored story and we aim to restore that balance with stories of struggle and friendship. Our diverse cast will continue to reflect the global nature of the conflict. ”