Will there be a series 2 of Home Fires? – New ITV Details Released

Will there be a second series of Home Fires on ITV?

It was announced today, Tuesday the 2nd of June 2015, that the World War II drama Home Fires would indeed be returning for a series 2.

ITV released news of the shows recommissioning with two episodes of season 1 still to be broadcast, Airing in the prime-time 9:00pm Sunday night slot, the original series has proved a big success with British viewers. The first four episodes of Home Fires averaged consolidated viewing figures of 6.2 million, understandably giving ITV the confidence to quickly order a follow-up series.

Commenting on the announcement, the channels Director of Drama Steve November stated: “We’ve been really pleased with how viewers have taken Home Fires to their heart.”

Inspired by the Julie Summers book ‘Jambusters’, this British TV drama is set in rural Cheshire, England during The Second World War. The story is based around an inspirational group of women known as the Great Paxford Women’s Institute.

With this new batch of episodes now officially commissioned, the Home Fires cast and crew are due to resume filming in Cheshire this summer.

When does the new series of Home Fires start?

As you’d expect at this early stage, a season 2 air date is yet to be released. However, the most obvious time for the show to return would be during the spring or summer of 2016 – Roughly the same time of year that series 1 did in 2015. For reference, the first season of Home Fires premiered in the UK on Sunday the 3rd of May. Series 1 was a six-part drama but no news yet on how many episodes the 2016 season will contain.

We’ll bring you more updates on the shows start date and cast line-up as it’s revealed in the coming months. Home Fires will be broadcast in America on PBS Masterpiece.