‘Call The Midwife’ Renewed Up To 2022 As BBC Commissions Seasons 10 & 11
Good news for fans of ‘Call The Midwife‘, as the BBC announces it has renewed the show for 2 additional seasons (on top of Season 9, which is about to start filming), meaning you’ll have the historical nursing drama up until at least 2022!
The BBC has commissioned Seasons 10 & 11 of the multiple award-winning drama which follows the lives of a group of midwives working in the poverty-stricken East End of London. The renewal doesn’t come as huge shock, since it launching in 2012, the series has been the most watched drama in the UK. Season 8 averaged 9 million viewers per episode, making it BBC One’s biggest show of 2019 so far and the highest rating returning drama across all channels this year.
“We are delighted and humbled by the continued warmth of the audience response to Call the Midwife,” comments Pippa Harris, Executive Producer for Neal Street Productions who produce the show. “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.”
Along with outstanding audience numbers, the series has been critically praised for its handling of subjects such as disability, teenage pregnancy, Intersex representation, Sickle cell disease, mixed-race marriages, adoption, cot death and abortion.
“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,” adds Heidi Thomas, Creator, Writer and Executive Producer. “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.”