There are still plenty of Call the Midwife fans who are wondering about the long-term future of the midwives of Poplar, even as Season 11 of the popular period drama is currently airing in the United States.
Call the Midwife Season 12: Release Date
Using a clapperboard photo of Jenny Agutter and Linda Bassett, the show’s official social media pages announced that production on season 12 has begun.
Call the Midwife’s next season hasn’t been scheduled yet, but considering how consistently the show has aired (aside from the brief interruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic), we can assume that season 12 will premiere in the United Kingdom in early 2023, with new episodes coming to the United States a little later—possibly in the spring.
— Call the Midwife (@CallTheMidwife1) April 25, 2022
“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,” the show’s creator Heidi Thomas said at the time. “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 favorites, fresh faces, higher hemlines, and 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.”
Who Will Return in Call the Midwife Season 12?
- Jenny Agutter as Sister Julienne
- Judy Parfitt as Sister Monica Joan
- Linda Bassett as Phyllis Crane
- Stephen McGann as Patrick Turner
- Laura Main as Shelagh Turner
- Zephryn Taitte as Cyril Robinson
- Cliff Parisi as Fred
- Helen George as Trixie
- Annabelle Apsion as Violet Buckle
- Leonie Elliott as Lucille Anderson
- Daniel Laurie as Reggie Jackson
What Will Be the Plot of Call the Midwife Season 12?
The series is set in the 1950s when midwives in the United Kingdom were underappreciated. A rise in population during this time period was due to hunger deaths and female mortality, primarily due to poor healthcare.
Newly ascending British society at this time saw a large number of infants born out of marriage. Thus, they were not given adequate care and nutrition and ended up in orphanages that mistreated them.
However, midwives have to perform their duties without bias, by providing health care to everyone. It’s the end of Season 11 and they’re finally able to live their lives as people who aren’t abused as midwives.
It’ll be interesting to see how the newly freed nuns from Poplar’s clutches now go about living their lives and proving themselves to be the best midwives they can be in Season 12. Whether the cast members are able to accept that they were born this way and return to their jobs will be eloquently shown in the show’s next season.
If they’re being blackmailed, they’ll need to figure out who’s supporting them and who’s not. In a patriarchal society, the show provides a voice for feminism and female empowerment that is rarely heard.
Call the Midwife Season 12: Trailer
Season 12 of Call the Midwife has yet to release a trailer. For now, check out the trailer for this season 10 of Call the Midwife.
Frequently Asked Questions
In Call the Midwife, does Tom remarry?
In the final episode of Season Six, he and Barbara are married by Barbara’s father, a clergyman.
What is Trixie up to these days?
Helen, 36, met Jack, 39 while filming the BBC series in South Africa in 2016; they now have a 3-year-old daughter, Wren Ivy.
How many seasons are available to watch on Netflix?
Call the Midwife’s first ten seasons are currently available on Netflix in the United States.