Call the Midwife has been one of the most popular shows on BBC ever since it made its debut in 2012. The series has a total of 10 seasons comprising 86 episodes overall and has been running for almost a decade. The tenth season of Call the Midwife started airing from April- May 2021.
The series is created by Heidi Thomas based on Memoirs of Jennifer Worth. The story centres around a bunch of nurse-midwives labouring in the East End of London around the 1950s and 1960s.
The eleventh season was released in January 2, 2022. BBC has officially commissioned for two more seasons. Call the Midwife will return with seasons 12th and 13th. The series will run till 2024.
Season 11 completed airing on February 20, 2022 and fans have ever since been anxiously looking forward to a new season. The good is, BBC announced an early renewal for the award-winning period drama for seasons 13th and 14th.
Speaking about the renewal status of the series, Heidi Thomas, series creator stated: “It’s an incredible privilege to be able to look back on a decade of Call The Midwife, and yet know that our journey is still very far from over.”
She continued, “It’s an incredible privilege to be able to look back on a decade of Call The Midwife, and yet know that our journey is still very far from over. We are thrilled to be going on for a few more years! Like Nonnatus House itself, we have a proud past but an even more exciting future – full of old favourites, fresh faces, higher hemlines, new ideas. The stories we tell are like babies – they never stop coming, we love them all, and we vow to do our best by every single one.”
Pippa Harris, Exec. Producer for Neal Street Productions, expressed: “We are all delighted by this vote of confidence from the BBC, and are looking forward to delivering more laughter, tears and babies for our loyal fans. Over the past ten years it has been an honour to see how warmly the show has been embraced by audiences around the world, thanks to the skilful writing of Heidi Thomas and the brilliant work of our cast and crew.”
Director of BBC Drama, Piers Wenger further added: “The enduring popularity of Call The Midwife is a testament to the extraordinary love and creativity from its creator Heidi Thomas and its producers Pippa Harris and Ann Tricklebank. We are delighted to have secured the future of Call The Midwife for two further series beyond those which are currently in production, and look forward to enjoying more adventures for the inhabitants of Nonnatus House for years to come.”
Call the Midwife Season 12 Release Date: When is it?
Unfortunately, the official release date is not out yet but it’s very much likely that the twelfth season of Call the Midwife will hit our screens sometime in 2023.
It’s confirmed that Call the Midwife will return with a new Christmas Special and season 12 is scheduled to arrive in early 2023.
The Cast of Call the Midwife Season 12; Who’ll be in it?
Not much is known for the official cast lineup but we’re expected to see some of the regulars return on the forthcoming twelfth season of Call the Midwife which includes the series of names:
- Jessica Raine (as Nursing Sister Jennifer Lee aka Jenny)
- Miranda Hart (as Matron Camilla aka Chummy)
- Helen George (as Nurse Beatrix Franklin aka Trixie)
- Bryony Hannah (as Nurse Cynthia Miller/later Sister Mary Cynthia)
- Laura Main (as Sister Bernadette/later Nursing Sister Shelagh Turner)
- Jenny Agutter (as Sister Julienne)
- Pam Ferris (as Sister Evangelina)
- Judy Parfitt (as Sister Monica Joan)
- Cliff Parisi (as Frederick Buckle aka Fred)
- Stephen McCann (as Dr Patrick Turner)
- Ben Caplan (sergeant Peter Noakes)
- Emerald Fennell (as Nurse Patience Mount aka Patsy)
- Victoria Yeates (as Sister Winifred)
- Jack Ashton (as Reverend Tom Hereward)
- Linda Bassett (as Nurse Phyllis Crane)
- Charlotte Ritchie (as Nurse Barbara Gilbert)
- Kate Lamb (as Nurse Delia Busby)
- Jennifer Kirby (as Nurse Valerie Dyer)
- Annabelle Apsion (as Violet Buckle)
- Leonie Elliott (as Nurse Lucille Anderson)
As of now, plot details are not revealed yet however the series creator Heidi Heidi Thomas had a few things to say regarding what lies ahead for the series.
Talking to the Radio Times, Hedi explained: “I do know that the original nuns on whom the original books were based left Poplar in 1976, because the social and the medical climate had changed. They relocated to Birmingham and focused more on spiritual work.”