'Call The Midwife' Season 8 US Premiere Confirmed, Season 9 Details Revealed
Call The Midwife season 8 might have finished its run in the United Kingdom. Viewers in America, however, are still getting ready for the show's return on PBS.
The period drama series will finally begin airing on Sunday, March 31, according to Deadline. On the other hand, viewers who want to binge-watch the old episodes can follow the series via Netflix U.S., where seasons 1 to 6 are currently available.
Call the Midwife season 8 will bring new faces and new characters as the setting shifts to 1964. First of whom is Harry Potter actress Miriam Margolyes, who will play Sister Mildred.
She is described as "forthright and indefatigable," as per Metro. Fans of the British series have gotten a glimpse of Sister Mildred when the Christmas Special for Call the Midwife aired last December 2018.
The character will be back in the very first episode of Call the Midwife season 8. Sister Mildred will recur in at least a few more episodes in this installment's run.
Aside from Margolyes, Fenella Woolgar and Ella Bruccoleri will also be part of the new season as Sister Hilda and Sister Frances. George Glen, on the other hand, will play the new receptionist at the surgical clinic.
Meanwhile, confirmed to be back for Call the Midwife season 8 is Helen George (as Nurse Trixie), who was actually not around in season 7 due to the birth of her child in real life. Joining her are series regulars like Leonie Elliott (as Nurse Lucille Anderson), Jennifer Kirby (as Nurse Valerie Dyer), Linda Bassett (as Nurse Phyllis Crane), Jenny Agutter (as Sister Julienne), Judy Parfitt (as Sister Monica Joan), and Stephen McGann (as Dr. Patrick Turner).
"You'll find Trixie much more focused on her professional goals," series creator Heidi Thomas revealed to Digital Spy. "She's instrumental for example in something which I think only Call the Midwife could use as a selling point, which is the first cervical smear test ever done in London."
As the show marks its U.S. return, Call the Midwife has already received two more season renewals from BBC. The show is certain to run until 2022, with an additional three Christmas specials.
The cast, in fact, has already started filming the ninth season as of March as confirmed in the show's official Twitter account. There is no confirmed air date so far but viewers should expect to watch the 2019 Christmas special first before Call the Midwife season 9.