‘Call the Midwife’ boss ‘overjoyed’ by Season 14 and Season 15 news

Three more seasons of Call the Midwife are coming our way!

Ahead of tonight’s season finale, the BBC revealed last week that the show has been confirmed to run until at least 2026.

The long-running period drama about a group of nurse midwives in the East End of London celebrated a decade on air in 2022.

Ratings remain strong as ever, with Season 12’s opening episode in January pulling in 7.8 million viewers, an amazing figure in this era of multi-channel television and competition from streaming services.

Call the Midwife has been sold to over 240 territories around the world, making it one of the BBC’s most-loved international hits.

Season 13 is set to start filming in the spring, ahead of its transmission in 2024.

Then Call the Midwife will take Poplar into the 1970s when the fourteenth season arrives in 2025, before Season 15 lands in 2026.

Fresh from being awarded her OBE by His Majesty King Charles earlier this month for Services to Drama, the show’s writer Heidi Thomas is having a great year so far.

The Call the Midwife creator commented: “I’m overjoyed by the news that the doors of Nonnatus House will be open for a few more years!”

She told the BBC: “Call the Midwife is the pride and joy of all who work on it, but it’s our fantastic, loyal audience that matters most. We are a family behind the scenes, on the screen, and in front of the telly, and I’m thrilled that we’re all heading into the 1970’s together.”

Meanwhile, executive producer Dame Pippa Harris says she’s “delighted” about the three-year commission.

She said: “Fifteen series is a tremendous achievement and it’s a testament to the passion and dedication of our cast and crew, of whom I’m very proud.

“But the show wouldn’t be the phenomenal success it is without the formidable presence of our creator and writer Heidi Thomas. Her continued devotion to the characters and determination to tell the untold stories of women is truly inspiring.”

Harris added: “I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us and our extremely loyal audience in the future.”

Us too!

The BBC’s Director of Drama, Lindsay Salt revealed: “I know they have many more stories to tell – and that the residents of Nonnatus House have many more babies to deliver – so I’m delighted that Call the Midwife will continue on BBC One and iPlayer for more years to come.”

Call the Midwife creator Heidi Thomas also has her movie adaptation of Alan Bennett’s stage play Allelujah coming up.

Watch the trailer here:

Starring Dame Judi Dench (Skyfall), Jennifer Saunders (Absolutely Fabulous), Derek Jacobi (Last Tango in Halifax) and more familiar faces, the heart-warming comedy-drama will be released in cinemas next month.

For American viewers eagerly awaiting the latest episodes of Call the Midwife, the twelfth season will premiere over in the US very soon on PBS!

Call the Midwife is available on DVD on Amazon.