World on Fire

World on Fire, an adrenalized, emotionally gripping and resonant World War II drama, follows the intertwining fates of ordinary people in five countries as they grapple with the effects of the war on their everyday lives. Starring Helen Hunt, Sean Bean, Jonah Hauer-King and more, the series premieres on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 9/8c.

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Funding for MASTERPIECE is provided by Viking and Raymond James with additional support from public television viewers and contributors to The MASTERPIECE Trust, created to help ensure the series’ future.

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Harry tries to make Lois an offer before he leaves for his next assignment.

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Albert is warned about the Nazi Party's policy on jazz music and about staying in Paris.

The Cast's Favorite Wartime Songs


The stars of World on Fire share their personal favorite World War II era tunes!



Lois and Connie's manager has a special request for their next performance.

Brian J. Smith on Webster O'Connor


Brian J. Smith breaks down why he felt so connected to his character, Webster O'Connor.



Harry and his troops hunker down in their hideout in Louvain.

Julia Brown on Singing in World on Fire


Julia Brown talks about her connection to and preparation for the show's musical numbers.