Fans are now looking forward to Call the Midwife Season 9 after BBC announced it would continuously be seen until Season 11. The network has commissioned the show for three more series, including the upcoming Christmas special.
In an announcement, BBC said the show would stay on the air until 2022 and would depict Poplar life until the year of 1967. Creator, writer, and executive producer Heidi Thomas added, via Good Housekeeping, it still made her feel like the series has a lot of truths to tell, more tears to cry, life to celebrate, and love to give even after all these years.
Thomas feels thankful they have the best cast, crew, and audience that any show can wish for. This even makes her feel excited about the show's future. As the women of Nonnatus House will all return to Call the Midwife Season 9, what fans can expect in the new installment?
The show's production for the Christmas special has wrapped up, while the filming for the new season already started. Set photos are now emerging online, showing Ella Bruccoleri, who plays Sister Frances, and Stephen McGann, who portrays Dr. Patrick Turner, on set.
Bruccoleri was seen holding the traditional clapping board while carrying a little cast member. She was in her character as Sister Frances, wearing her nun costume.
"It's Happening!! Filming for #callthemidwife Series 9 and the new Christmas Special has just begun!!!" the image's caption read. "Here's @EllaBruccoleri with the traditional first scene clapperboard... and one of our little stars."
In the new season, the midwives would be working on a campaign to fight for women's rights for safe and legal abortion. It would also tackle more sensitive social issues, as it features more twists and turns in the personal lives of the Nonnatus House favorites.
BBC added Call the Midwife Season 9, 10, and 11 would all have eight episodes each and Christmas specials. Director of BBC content Charlotte Moore said the company was delighted to have extended "such a very special show" like this.
To recall, the series has continuously received praises and positive feedbacks for tackling today's issues in the society, like female genital mutilation, cleft lips and palates, and sickle cell disease. The previous Christmas special ended up to be the most-watched program on all networks on Christmas Day when the on-demand figures were taken into account. BBC has yet to announce when Call the Midwife Season 9 will be out, but its Christmas Special is set for release on Dec. 25.