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TVLine Items: World on Fire Over, Ken Burns’ Da Vinci Docu and More

World on Fire has come to an end after two seasons, Masterpiece on PBS executive producer Susanne Simpson revealed at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Monday.

Simpson added that the BBC decided not to renews the British series for “many different reasons.”

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World on Fire was a World War II drama that followed the intertwining fates of ordinary people in multiple countries as they grappled with the effects of war on their everyday lives. Season 2 picked up in late 1940, taking viewers from the war-torn streets of Britain deep into Nazi Germany, the resistance within occupied France, and the brutal sands of the North African desert—where troops struggled to adapt to a very different kind of combat.

The cast included Lesley Manville, Helen Hunt, Sean Bean, Jonah Hauer-King, Blake Harrison, Julia Brown, Zofia Wichlacz, Parker Sawyers, Eugenie Derouand, Mark Bonnar, Gregg Sulkin, Ahad Raza Mir, Miriam Schiweck  and others.

World on Fire’s Season 2 finale aired Stateside on Nov. 19.

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* The 76th Emmy Awards will air Sunday, Sept. 15 at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT on ABC.

*  Ken Burns’ Leonardo da Vinci, a two-part, four-hour documentary highlighting the filmmaker’s first non-American subject, will premiere Monday, Nov. 18 and Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 8 pm on PBS.

* Hannah Gadsby’s Netflix comedy special Gender Agenda (debuting March 5) will feature genderqueer comics Jes Tom, Alok, Asha Ward, Chloe Petts, DeAnne Smith, Krishna Istha and Mx. Dahlia Belle, our sister site Variety reports.

* Disney+’s Renegade Nell, which stars Louisa Harland (Derry Girls) as a quick-witted and courageous young woman who finds herself framed for murder and in turn unexpectedly becomes the most notorious outlaw in 18th-century England, will premiere all eight episodes on Friday, March 29.

* PBS has released a trailer for Mr Bates vs The Post Office, premiering Sunday, April 7 at 9 pm: 

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