Netflix original series, Resident Evil starring Ahad Raza Mir is all set to release on the streaming platform today. With the actor making global headlines of late, he has now been added to the cast of yet another foreign project.
World on Fire Season 2 will see the actor featuring in a supporting role, alongside original cast members including Lesley Manville as Robina, Jonah Hauer-King as Harry, Julia Brown as Lois, and Zofia Wichlacz as Kasia.
Blake Harrison as Stan, Eugénie Derouand as Henriette, Eryk Biedunkiewicz as Jan, and Cel Spellman as Joe will also be returning to the project. Mir is not the only new entry, with actors Mark Bonnar and Gregg Sulkin having been roped in too. Further casting is expected to be announced in due course.
World on Fire Season 2 will take viewers from the streets of Britain into occupied France, Nazi Germany, and to the sands of the North African desert, where British troops struggle alongside Indian Sappers and Australian Diggers to adapt to a very different kind of combat.
According to PBS, Telling the story of World War II through the eyes of ordinary people whose lives have been thrown into chaos, the six new episodes are written by series creator Peter Bowker, Rachel Bennette and Matt Jones.
Bowker said, “The second season of World on Fire has been a long wait due to a certain pandemic and this makes the beginning of filming especially exciting. It has been a real joy to pick up the story with our inspirational cast, both our established regulars and new and exciting talent who have embraced the show’s scale and ambition.”
He continued, “How the conflict played out in North Africa is a fascinating and little explored history and we are aiming to redress that balance with stories of struggle and friendship. Our diverse cast will continue to reflect the global nature of the conflict.” Filming on Season 2 is currently underway in Northern Ireland. World on Fire Season 1 aired in spring 2020.