‘Call the Midwife’ creator hints at what to expect in Season 9 – and beyond!

Call the Midwife was renewed for another three seasons earlier this year.

The exciting news was confirmed by the BBC following the broadcast of Season 8’s finale in March.

Season 9, Season 10 and Season 11 will again each consist of eight 60-minutes episodes and a Christmas special – that’s another 27 episodes of Call the Midwife guaranteed!

This year’s festive episode began filming this spring and the feature-length special will see some of the midwives heading to Scotland.

The show’s creator Heidi Thomas recently commented: “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.

“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.”

Executive producer Pippa Harris said: “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.

“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.”

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.”

Originally set in the late 1950s, the BBC’s hit period drama about a group of nurse midwives working in the East End of London launched in January 2012.

The show’s three-year renewal will take the story up until at least 1967, but writer Heidi Thomas has revealed when she expects Call the Midwife to reach a natural end.

Season 8 is available on DVD on Amazon.