World on Fire is a heart-stopping, multi-stranded drama tells the story of World War Two through the lives of ordinary people from all sides of this global conflict. Set amid the creeping horror of the outbreak of war during its first year, World on Fire follows an ensemble cast of vividly drawn characters as they traverse the ever-shifting lines between loyalty and brutality, and courage and fear, experience love and loss, and forge hopes and dreams. It features a stellar international line-up including Helen Hunt, Sean Bean and Lesley Manville alongside Jonah  Hauer-King, Zofia Wichłacz, Brian J Smith, Julia Brown.

 

It will premiere on BBC One later this year.

 

World on Fire is executive produced by Peter Bowker, Damien Timmer and Helen Ziegler for Mammoth Screen, Lucy Richer for the BBC and Rebecca Eaton for MASTERPIECE.