We may have only just watched the Call the Midwife Christmas special, but the new season is already on the horizon.
The BBC has confirmed the 11th series of the uplifting show will be returning on 2nd January, and we genuinely can’t wait.
You can watch the trailer below.
After the Christmas special, which saw the legendary Mother Mildred return (how we’ve missed you, Miriam Margolyes!), and Lucille and Cyril say their ‘I do’s’, we can’t wait to see what’s next for Nonnaton House.
And it looks as if something big is coming for our favourite midwives and sisters.
Actor Stephen George, who plays Dr Patrick Turner, has teased a seismic event in the next set of episodes in an interview with RadioTimes.com, while Helen George, who plays Trixie, has teased a blossoming romance between herself and widower Matthew Aylward (Olly Rix) – but the pair have to face a number of “obstacles” first.
While we’re yet to know exactly what’s in store for the women working together to deliver babies safely and healthily, we know the series is likely to cover some huge changes in UK law.
The new season will be set in 1967, the year that the Abortion Act was passed in England, Scotland and Wales. The law meant abortion under most circumstances was legal – something that will undoubtedly be discussed and explored in Call the Midwife.
And there’s plenty more babies to be born with the help from those at Nonnaton House, with Call the Midwife having already been commissioned for two more seasons, ensuring it remains on screen until at least 2024.
Creator, writer and executive producer Heidi Thomas said: “It’s an incredible privilege to be able to look back on a decade of Call The Midwife, and yet know that our journey is still very far from over. We are thrilled to be going on for a few more years!
“Like Nonnatus House itself, we have a proud past but an even more exciting future – full of old favourites, fresh faces, higher hemlines, new ideas. The stories we tell are like babies – they never stop coming, we love them all, and we vow to do our best by every single one.”
We’re too excited to get back in the habit (pardon the pun).
Call the Midwife returns on Sunday 2nd January at 8pm on BBC One.