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World on Fire 

TV-14 | | Drama, War | TV Series (2019– )
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WWII drama centered on the lives of ordinary people affected by the war.


Peter Bowker
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Series cast summary:
Jonah Hauer-King ...  Harry Chase 7 episodes, 2019
Julia Brown ...  Lois Bennett 7 episodes, 2019
Helen Hunt ...  Nancy Campbell 7 episodes, 2019
Sean Bean ...  Douglas Bennett 7 episodes, 2019
Zofia Wichlacz ...  Kasia Tomaszeski 7 episodes, 2019
Lesley Manville ...  Robina Chase 7 episodes, 2019
Eryk Biedunkiewicz Eryk Biedunkiewicz ...  Jan Tomaszeski 7 episodes, 2019
Max Riemelt ...  Schmidt 7 episodes, 2019
Yrsa Daley-Ward ...  Connie Knight 7 episodes, 2019
Brian J. Smith ...  Webster O'Connor 6 episodes, 2019
Johannes Zeiler ...  Uwe Rossler 6 episodes, 2019
Parker Sawyers ...  Albert Fallou 6 episodes, 2019
Ewan Mitchell ...  Tom Bennett 6 episodes, 2019
Victoria Mayer ...  Claudia Rossler 6 episodes, 2019
Mateusz Wieclawek ...  Grzegorz Tomaszeski 6 episodes, 2019
Tomasz Zietek ...  Tomasz 6 episodes, 2019
Dora Zygouri Dora Zygouri ...  Hilda Rossler 5 episodes, 2019
Ansu Kabia ...  Eddie Knight 5 episodes, 2019
Eugénie Derouand ...  Henriette Guilbert 4 episodes, 2019
Helene Grass Helene Grass ...  Frau Pessler 4 episodes, 2019
Borys Szyc ...  Konrad 4 episodes, 2019
Blake Harrison ...  Stan Raddings 3 episodes, 2019
Matthew Aubrey Matthew Aubrey ...  Taffy Morgan 3 episodes, 2019
Ceallach Spellman ...  Joe Broughton 3 episodes, 2019
Bruno Alexander ...  Klaus Rossler 3 episodes, 2019
Arthur Darvill ...  Vernon Hunter 3 episodes, 2019
Jack Deam ...  Ted 3 episodes, 2019
Benjamin Wainwright ...  Randy 3 episodes, 2019
Jamie Marshall ...  Jakub 3 episodes, 2019
Agata Kulesza ...  Maria Tomaszeski 2 episodes, 2019
Buom Tihngang ...  Demba 2 episodes, 2019
Charlie Creed-Miles ...  David Walker 2 episodes, 2019
Prasanna Puwanarajah ...  Major Taylor 2 episodes, 2019
Matthew Romain Matthew Romain ...  Geoff 2 episodes, 2019
Radoslaw Kaim ...  Ludwig 2 episodes, 2019
Eva Josefíková ...  Alena 2 episodes, 2019
Pani Ríhová Pani Ríhová ...  Frau Klopp 2 episodes, 2019


Story of World War Two through the lives of ordinary people from all sides of this global conflict. The first series of seven episodes tells the story of the first year of the war, starting with the German invasion of Poland in September 1939 and ending with the Battle of Britain. Written by AnonymusB

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Drama | War


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Did You Know?


Arthur Darvill, who plays Vernon Hunter, has previously played a character with the last name 'Hunter' before. In DC's Legends of Tomorrow (2016), he played the character of Rip Hunter. See more »


The characters of Kasia and her mother are listed in the credits with the surname Tomaszeski. However, as women their name in Polish would be Tomaszeska. See more »

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Disappointing could have been better
20 October 2019 | by dhensonukSee all my reviews

This is an attempt to show how ordinary people were affected by the war and by Nazi power. There is some good acting and some complexity to some of the characters. But - other characters are so shallow or simplistic as to leave me groaning or shouting at the screen. Overly emotional people acting in ways that defy common sense. The plots are a little predictable in places. What I like - Helen Hunt's naive American, Sean Bean's damaged veteran, the posh lady who finds redemption in the little boy Jan, most of the Poles.

This week's episode left me puzzled. How the hell do two Polish soldiers escaping the Germans through forests end up running into and helping a British army unit, presumably in Belgium?!!!!!!!!! What the hell?

I feel this is a brave attempt at a good series but is let down by week plotting and characterisation. The first rule of narrative is that it should be believable, and the second that there should be characters you can empathise with. This really has neither.

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English | Polish | German | French

Release Date:

5 April 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic See more »

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