British wartime drama Home Fires to film new series in northern England
Wartime TV drama Home Fires will film a second series on location in Cheshire, northern England. Set during the Second World War, the drama follows a group of women keeping up morale and their community spirit in an English village.
“We’ve been really pleased with how viewers have taken Home Fires to their heart,” said Steve November, Director of Drama for ITV.
“Through Simon’s wonderfully observed scripts and the characters he’s created, we’ve come to know real women who kept the home fires burning throughout the Second World War.
“Their war effort is an intriguing aspect of our national social history and we’re delighted the women will be reunited for a second series.”
“We’re thrilled the incredible ensemble cast of Home Fires will be returning for a second series,” added executive producer Francis Hopkinson.
“The new series will play out under the Battle of Britain and the frighteningly real prospect of German invasion and defeat. It was a very challenging and dark period in our country’s history. Whilst the men were away fighting, the women left behind had to face their own fears.”
The renewal of Home Fires follows two recent period production commissions from ITV, both of which will be filmed in the UK.
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