Home Fires Season 3 will happen, but it wont be televised. The cancelled ITV series will instead continue in novel form after Bonnier Zaffre acquired three books from show creator S Block.
Eleanor Dryden, publishing director of Bonnier Zaffre, said:
“In response to overwhelming demand from fans of the series, Bonnier Zaffre is thrilled to be taking this compelling story forward in novel form. Each one of the extraordinary, inspiring, flawed, and courageous female characters of Great Paxford’s Women’s Institute captured my heart, and these are exactly the stories we need more of! Block’s writing is completely addictive and I feel very lucky to be publishing these books in such an exciting way. It’s also a real honour to be working alongside the passionate champions of the ‘Bring Back Home Fires’ campaign.”
“I was all set to take my cast of characters through the next few months of WWII when the show was cancelled by ITV. Their stories were all planned. The remarkable and totally unexpected reaction of fans of the show on social media was as extraordinary as it was moving – within a few days 20,000 people had signed a petition asking for the decision to be reversed. And it showed me I needed to continue telling this story. Fortunately, Bonnier Zaffre felt the same, and a unique partnership has emerged where – for the first time in our knowledge – a saga initiated on television will be continued in a series of novels, with the plot developing just as planned.
“Those familiar with the TV show will be able to seamlessly continue with the books; while those new to the world of Home Fires will swiftly find themselves brought up to speed and immersed in the stories of the women of Great Paxford.”
Are you disappointed Home Fires will not continue on the screen, or can you make do with the upcoming books?