Bean joins the landmark World War II drama produced by ITV company Mammoth Screen for the Beeb.
Sean Bean, as well as a prolific actor, has turned to presenting, seen here on the History Channel.
“We’re thrilled by the talent and breadth of the incredible cast and production team that have come together to tell this extraordinary story. A drama that pieces together World War II with Pete’s characteristic irreverence and humanity, tracing the connections between allies and enemies, and the huge battles we thought we knew. From the siege of Warsaw, to Dunkirk, the fall of Paris and the battle of Britain, here is an epic story told on a human scale, with a truly international cast.” – Damien Timmer, Mammoth Screen Managing Director
Sean Bean will be joining the cast of the epic drama World on Fire by multi-award winning writer Peter Bowker. Bean joins already announced Helen Hunt and Lesley Manville.
World On Fire is described as ‘an adrenalised, emotionally gripping and resonant 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.
Filming started in September in Prague and other filming locations include Manchester and Paris. Other castings include Jonah Hauer-King, Julia Brown, Zofia Wichłacz and Brian J. Smith.
In other BBC Drama news Danish actor Claes Bang will take on the role of Dracula in Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’ brand new mini-series inspired by Bram Stoker’s classic novel.
“I am thrilled to be part of this ambitious drama. Peter Bowker’s study of the human stories that thread through this huge global conflict is fascinating and something I look forward to being part of on screen” – Sean Bean