The new season of ‘Call the Midwife’ has finished filming!

Filming is now complete on the ninth season of Call the Midwife.

It was announced earlier this year that the BBC’s hit period drama series about a group of nurse midwives working in the East End of London has been renewed for another three seasons.

This year’s feature-length Christmas special and eight new 60-minute episodes began filming in March.

Production wrapped last week and Season 9 is set to premiere in the UK on BBC One in early 2020, then on PBS in the US next spring.

Returning cast members were recently confirmed, including Jennifer Kirby as Valerie, Leonie Elliott as Lucille and Helen George as Trixie.

The show’s makers posted on the official Facebook page: “But that doesn’t mean that all the work on our latest series is over…

“The raw material is filmed, but there is still a lot of work to do to make it perfect. The post-production process now takes over – turning the rough edits into smooth dramatic transitions, the imperfect sound into rich audio, and the silent transitions into rich and stirring music…

“And then…. YOU!! Finally we can show you our new stories!!! As the nights darken, our team looks forward to sharing the results of all that hard work with the world – beginning with the Christmas Special, now only 11 weeks away!”

Hinting at what to expect in Season 9Call the Midwife creator Heidi Thomas previously revealed: “After a magical Christmas experience in the Hebrides featuring wild seas, stormy skies and some very disobedient sheep, we return to the harsher reality of city life in 1965.”

To celebrate the final day of filming, the cast took part in this fun video:

Former Call the Midwife star Emerald Fennell, who played Nurse Patsy Mount, returns to our screens next month in the new season of The Crown, playing Charles’ future wife Camilla.

Season 8 is available on DVD on Amazon.