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World on Fire is an adrenalized, emotionally gripping and resonant World War II drama that follows the intertwining fates of ordinary people in five countries as they grapple with the effects of the war on their everyday lives. The seven-part series is set in Britain, Poland, France, Germany and the United States, and the events it covers take place during the first year of the war.

The stellar cast includes Academy Award®-winner Helen Hunt (As Good As it Gets, Mad About You), Sean Bean (Game of Thrones), Academy Award®-nominee Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread), Jonah Hauer-King (Little Women on Masterpiece, Howard’s End) and Blake Harrison (A Very English Scandal).

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