Call the Midwife fans won’t have too much longer to wait for new episodes.
Production was halted on the BBC’s hit period drama series about a group of nurse midwives working in the East End of London last spring due to the coronavirus pandemic.
We can now reveal that the tenth season of Call the Midwife, featuring seven episodes rather than the usual eight, has finished shooting.
The show’s official Facebook page announced last night: “It’s a wrap!! Series 10 of Call the Midwife has just completed filming!!”
They commented: “After a most challenging year, we are DELIGHTED to announce that filming for Call the Midwife Series 10 is now complete!
“[The picture at the top] was taken on our set in the last few minutes, as our cast and crew achieved an incredible feat – ensuring that, despite all pandemic working restrictions, our series completed its filming schedule without suspension. Congratulations to all our team xxx
“Our fearless nuns, Jenny Agutter (Sr Julienne), Ella Bruccoleri (Sr Frances) and Fenella Woolgar (Sr Hilda) celebrated the last scene in the time-honoured way, by holding the final series clapperboard. But this year, there was an artistic addition to events!
“Our lovely Clapper Loader Beatrice Chau (pictured) decorated the clapperboard with drawings of our Nonnatuns holding up a message which speaks for everybody in our production… WE DID IT!!!”
An exact air date hasn’t yet been confirmed, but if we were to guess, we’d say fans could expect to see Season 10 premiere in the UK on BBC One at Easter.
Call the Midwife will return in the US later this year on PBS.
Their Facebook page hinted: “On behalf of everybody at Call the Midwife, we are delighted to confirm that you’ll be able to see all of our hard work very soon… so stay tuned!”
Story lines for the tenth season are still being kept secret, but we do know it’ll be set in 1966 and that one major cast member has left for good.
The show’s cast and crew had to implement a number of precautionary measures to keep everyone safe from Covid-19 and you can read more about how they did this here.
While we’re waiting for the new season, why not have a go at playing this brilliant official Call the Midwife board game!
Season 9 is available on DVD on Amazon.