Lifetime is yet to renew War and Peace for season 2


The release date for War and Peace season 2 — Pending

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Series information and cast

War and Peace is a British-American television six-part mini-series that originally aired on BBC One on January 3, 2016, and proceeded to debut simultaneously on 3 US networks – A&E, Lifetime and History Channel. It is also set to air internationally in many European countries, Israel, Canada and Australia. The series is written by Andrew Davies, directed by Tom Harper and produced by BBC Cymru Wales, The Weinstein Company and BBC Worldwide / Lookout Point.

An adaptation of Lev Tolstoy`s epic novel, the series follows five Russian aristocratic families in the time of the French invasion of Russia during the Napoleonic era. Among the principal cast are Paul Dano (as Pierre Bezukhov), Lily James (as Natasha Rostova), James Norton (as Andrei Bolkonsky) and Jessie Buckley (as Marya Bolkonskaya).

Critical acclaim

The series garnered universal critical acclaim, calling it a sweeping victory for BBC. It has become a ratings hit in both the UK, with an average of 6.3 million viewers per episode and in the USA. Some critics complained that it`s overly sexed up for a classic story, some viewers complained that actors were mumbling, but the scale of these concerns seems rather petty when compared with the epic romance, excellent performances and smooth storytelling that have been delivered by the creators. It would be a bit strange to speak of a renewal of War and Peace for another season, due to the fact that the novel has already been adapted in full, but perhaps BBC will continue the trend of great novels` adaptation.

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