ITV’s ‘Home Fires’ Renewed For Second Season

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Home FiresITV has renewed WWII drama Home Fires for a second season. The commercial broadcaster has ordered a further six episodes for season two, which is expected to enter production this Summer in Cheshire for a 2016 premiere.

Across the first four episodes of its six part first season, Home Fires has been averaging 6.2 million viewers and a 24% audience share – comfortably beating all competition in its 9pm Sunday night time-slot.

Series creator Simon Block has devised the six episode second season alongside Francis Hopkinson and Catherine Oldfield, who developed Home Fires at ITV Studios. Block is penning the scripts alongside Vera scribe Glen Laker and will also serve as an executive producer. ITV Studios executives Francis Hopkinson and Catherine Oldfield also serve as executive producers.

Based on the book Jambusters by Julie Summers, Home Fires is set in rural Cheshire during World War II and follows a group of “inspirational women”. The war has separated these women from their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers. By banding together, the women will help maintain the nation’s fabric in its darkest hour, and they will discover inner resources that will forever change their lives.

The drama series is produced by ITV Studios and stars Samantha Bond (Donwton Abbey) and Francesca Annis (Cranford), 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).

  • Emma Johnson

    Glad for ‘Home Fires’, it will be good to see more. But still gutted other drama based in Cheshire and set around the same time BBC’s ‘Our Zoo’ will not be returning. I would have loved to have seen how George Mottershead and his family managed to create his ‘zoo without bars’ despite many believing at the time he was totally mad and it was an impossible dream. He proved them all wrong creating innovative Chester Zoo. Today a brilliant zoo. It is a charity, where the welfare and care of it’s animals is a priority. It is helping conserve critically endangered species all around the World.. Well done George, wish we’d got to hear more of your inspirational story…