Brian J. Smith has booked his next role, appearing in the World War II period drama World on Fire for the BBC.
World on Fire is described as “an adrenalized, emotionally gripping drama following the first year of World War II told through the intertwining fates of ordinary people drawn from Britain, Poland, France, Germany and the United States as they grapple with the effect of the war on their everyday lives.”
Peter Bowker (The A Word) is writing the television series, with Bowker, Damien Timmer, and Helen Ziegler for Mammoth Screen and Lucy Richer executive producing for the BBC.
Also starring are Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread), Jonah Hauer-King (Little Women), and Julia Brown (The Last Kingdom), along with Zofia Wichłacz (Warsaw 44), Parker Sawyers (Southside With You), Tomasz Kot (Gods), Bruno Alexander (Eden), Johannes Zeiler (Faust), and Eugenie Derouand (Genius).
International distribution will be handled by ITV Studios Global Entertainment, so stay tuned for broadcast details outside the United Kingdom.
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