The BBC has a major new World War II drama coming

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The BBC has commissioned a major new drama, that’s set to cover the first year of World War II.

Entitled World On Fire, the seven-part series will focus on the events of the war’s first twelve months, covering Germany invading Poland, right through to the Battle of Britain. No casting has thus far been announced for the series, but we do know who’s written it. Peter Bowker (Capital) has penned the episodes, and will executive produce too.

Furthermore, we learn too that the BBC is planning a shoot in the early autumn for the series, which points to a transmission date in 2019.

We’ll keep you posted as we hear more.

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