Home Fires series 2 to premiere on April 03, 2016
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Basic info and storyline
Home Fires is a new British historical television drama series that is currently airing on the ITV channel in the United Kingdom. The period drama was conceptualized and penned by Simon Block (Lewis, The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall, Attachments). The drama series was developed by Catherine Oldfield (Collision, Fingersmith, Foyle’s War) who also serves as an executive producer alongside Francis Hopkinson (Wallander, Chasing Shadows), Sue de Beauvoir (Shetland, Strike Back) and Jeremy Gwilt (Foyle’s War, Undeniable). The debut series of the period drama was released in Great Britain on May 3, 2015.
Home Fires is a British six-part drama series that follows a group of inspirational women in a rural Cheshire community during World War II. The isolated village couldn’t feel further away from the battlefields of war, and yet it was still greatly affected by it. As the women get separated from their husbands and sons, they find themselves under increasing pressures of quickly fragmenting world. The TV series was inspired by the non-fiction book ‘Jambusters’ written by Julie Summers. Home Fires stars acclaimed British actresses Francesca Annis (Cranford, Revolver, The Libertine) and Samantha Bond (Downton Abbey, Outnumbered), as well as Ruth Gemmell (Utopia), Mark Bonnar (Line of Duty), Claire Rushbrook (Collision), Mark Bazeley (The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher), Frances Grey (The Widower) and Ed Stoppard (Cilla).
Viewer reception and chances of renewal
Series 1 of Home Fires debuted on ITV in the UK on May 3, 2015 and it is set to consist of six episodes. The series covers a very important historical period, when Britain was about to enter the World War II, which was already in full swing in Europe. The main characters live in Cheshire. Active military operations will begin soon, and the lives will never be the same again, both in the front and at home. Military registration offices are working at full capacity as local men are preparing to go to war on the first call. Mothers and wives are very afraid for the fate of their beloved husbands and sons. They understand that, having gone to the front, they might not return back home. Some people are pleading with doctors to make up fake diagnoses to have their loved ones stay behind. But as men leave, local women now have to rely only on themselves. So far, the reviews have been extremely positive and if the ratings will follow suit, there is a very good chance that the series will get a second run.
UPDATED June 3, 2015: On June 2, ITV officially confirmed the renewal of their new historical drama series Home Fires for a second series. The news came as no surprise, because Home Fires is the best performing Sunday evening drama for ITV in 2014 and so far in 2015 after Downton Abbey with a consolidated average rating of 6.2 million viewers to date. Four episodes of the current first series have already aired, and two remaining episodes will be broadcast on June 7 and June 14. ITV has not yet scheduled the release date of a new series of this World War II drama, so check back with us for the latest news, or subscribe to our notifications and get the premiere date of Home Fires series 2 automatically sent to your inbox as soon as it is announced.
UPDATED March 28, 2016: Get ready for a premiere of a riveting second chapter of the ITV network’s highly-rated historical drama series Home Fires. A six-part second installment of the popular drama is scheduled to be released in the UK on Sunday, April 3, 2017 at 9pm on ITV, UTV, UTV Ireland and STV. The storyline of a second series will pick up right before the Battle of Britain as Pat is struggling with her newly discovered independence, Laura has to deal with the repercussions of her affair and Frances faces a horrible tragedy. Sign up for our updates and we will email you an automated reminder of the release date of Home Fries series 2 one day in advance.