Call The Midwife is sticking around until at least 2022. BBC One has picked up an additional two seasons of the period drama, renewing it through to season eleven. They had previously ordered season nine as part of a three-season renewal back in 2016. Both seasons will consist of eight episodes. Two further Christmas specials have also been commissioned.
Call The Midwife is based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, who was a district midwife in London’s east end during the 1950′s. The drama series is produced by Neal Street Productions and stars Jenny Agutter, Linda Bassett, Judy Parfitt, Helen George, Laura Main, Victoria Yeates, Jennifer Kirby, Leonie Elliott, Stephen McGann, Cliff Parisi, Annabelle Apsion, Max Macmillan, Trevor Cooper, Daniel Laurie, Fenella Woolgar, Ella Bruccoleri and Georgie Glen.
Series creator Heidi Thomas returns to lead the writing team and executive produces alongside Neal Street Productions’ Pippa Harris and the BBC’s Mona Qureshi. Ann Tricklebank is the series producers. The tenth and eleventh seasons were commissioned by the BBC’s Director of Content Charlotte Moore and the BBC’s Controller of Drama Commissioning Piers Wenger. Call The Midwife will return to BBC One with a Christmas special later this year, ahead of season 9 launching in early 2020.
“We are delighted and humbled by the continued warmth of the audience response to Call the Midwife. It’s a testament to the extraordinary creativity of Heidi Thomas who pours her heart and soul into every episode”, said Pippa Harris. “We are thrilled that the BBC have put such faith in the show by commissioning two more series and can’t wait to watch our wonderful cast and crew tackling all the social and medical changes which the swinging sixties will bring.”
“Even after all these years, it still feels as though Call the Midwife has more truth to tell, more tears to cry, more life to celebrate, and more love to give”, commented Heidi Thomas, series creator, lead writer and executive producer. “We are blessed with the best cast, crew, and audience a show could wish for, and I could not be more excited about our future.”
While Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content, added: “Everyone at the BBC is delighted we’re welcoming the nurses of Nonnatus House back for another two series and we’re all looking forward to following our cast through the tumultuous years of the late sixties. I’d like to thank the wonderful cast and crew, and particularly Heidi, Pippa and Ann for their continued creative ambition and dedication to such a very special show.”