Sean Bean says: “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.”
Bean joins already announced Academy Award-winner Helen Hunt (As Good As It Gets, Mad About You) and Academy Award-nominated and Olivier Award-winning actress Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread, Mum).
Also joining the cast is Blake Harrison (A Very English Scandal, The Inbetweeners), poet and actor Yrsa Daley-Ward (Today Will Burn), Ansu Kabia (The Long Song) and Ewan Mitchell (The Last Kingdom).
Already announced are rising British stars Jonah Hauer-King (Little Women, Howard’s End) and Julia Brown (The Last Kingdom), Polish Academy Award-winner Zofia Wichłacz (Warsaw 44, Amok) and Brian J. Smith (Sense8), along with Parker Sawyers (Southside With You, The Autopsy Of Jane Doe), Tomasz Kot (Gods, Cold War), Bruno Alexander (Eden, Der Verlorene Bruder), Johannes Zeiler (Faust, Codename Holec) and Eugénie Derouand (Genius, Beatrice).