Home Fires will continue but not on TV. According to The Bookseller, the cancelled ITV series will be continued as a set of books.
The UK drama, which aired on PBS in the U.S., followed the members of the Women’s Institute during World War II. The cast included Francesca Annis, Daisy Badger, Mark Bazeley, Leanne Best, and Samantha Bond. ITV cancelled the series last year after only two seasons.
Per The Bookseller, UK publishers Bonnier Zaffre have acquired the rights to three Home Fires novels. The books will pick up from the season two finale, and the first novel is slated for released as an e-book in July and as a paperback this fall.
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The first of the three novels, Keep the Home Fires Burning, will pick up from the finale of the second series, aired 16th May 2016. It will publish as a four-part e-book serial with a part to be released each month from July 2017, and as a complete novel in paperback and e-book this autumn .Part one of the currently untitled second book publishes in e-book form in Spring 2018. “
What do you think? Are you a fan of Home Fires? Will you read the books?
I have enjoyed the series very much and am disappointed to learn that there are no more episodes. I will attempt to purchase the book.