May 30, 2024
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Call The Midwife Season 13: BTS Confirms “Filming Has Begun!” New Cast Joins The Drama

Call The Midwife Season 13

Call The Midwife Season 13: BBC is especially known for its period drama, and their supremacy needs no evidence to prove their respective fanbases. However, when talking about such content, how can one forget to mention Call The Midwife? This period drama series has been a part of the BBC network for a decade and is still counting. The talented cast and the compelling story are accountable for the loyal fanbase. The series is a huge hit not only in the native country but is popular among the global audience too. The highly positive reviews have kept the birth of babies ongoing. With the continuity of complex social issues from the past twelve seasons, fans are excited about Call The Midwife Season 13. Here’s everything you must know about it!

   

Created by Heidi Thomas, Call The Midwife debuted in 2012. It was dropped on BBC One for the UK audience, while it was released on PBS for the US population. This heartwarming series is set in the late 1950s and 1960s. With London as the focus of the story, the main plot revolves around a group of midwives who work distinctly in the entire city. The drama has taken its inspiration from the memoirs of Jennifer Worth. Since the series has extended to many seasons, the story has naturally inculcated some historical events too. Although Call The Midwife has twelve seasons already, people always find it fascinating, and over the years, it has never failed to meet the expectations of the fans.

Call The Midwife Season 13 Returns With Full Force!

The audience received a beautiful surprise New Year’s gift when the latest installment of Call The Midwife was released on January 1, 2023. Prior to the new batch of episodes, the team came up with a holiday special episode on December 25, 2022. The crew has followed this custom for the last ten years. It proved to be successful for them as well. Since many await its holiday special prior to its following season.

Call The Midwife Season 13
BBC One

As far as the upcoming installment is concerned, the broadcasting partner, BBC, has already made an official confirmation. In February 2023, it formally announced that the drama series would be continued till season 15. Therefore, this ultimately implies that Call The Midwife Season 13 is happening, and thus, the plot won’t end until 2026. According to the Facebook post by the team, filming for season 13 was about to start. The new photo showed the stars sitting together and chilling after the airing of the latest chapter.

Moreover, the caption revealed that the cameras would roll soon and filming would be again on the track. Spilling more details on season 13, the caption revealed that costume fittings have commenced, and finalizations on the locations are also in the queue. Igniting the endless excitement among the fans, the caption continued, ‘The countdown begins!!’ Therefore, fans can’t wait to see the new collection of stories on their screens. However, Helen George has recently shared behind-the-scenes snaps, hinting filming has already begun for Call The Midwife Season 13.

Current Production Status!

Talking about the current status, filming is already on its way. A few of the cast members took to Instagram and shared snaps from the sets. One of the posts shared by the team showed Max Macmillan and Stephen McGann posing together. Going by other posts, it is quite evident that the shooting for Call The Midwife Season 13 is in its full phase. The team wrote on Instagram that filming for the seasonal story is going brilliantly.

What Will Happen Next In Call The Midwife Season 13?

The fate of the forthcoming installment is dependent on two characters: Nancy and Lucille. Without them, the period drama will definitely suffer a major change, and Nonnatus House will be affected equally. Moreover, Lucille is not the only one whose fate is at risk, as Cyril’s future is related to him, both directly and indirectly. So, the latter can appear in the beginning itself. On the other hand, Nonnatus has joined hands with St Cuthbert’s Hospital. Together, the organization has planned to run a new nursing program that will eventually call the new students. Thus, the Nonnatus House will be busier than before and might result in lots of drama.

Cast Hints At Major Plot Update

On July 30, Stephen McGann took to Twitter to announce their plans for the upcoming season. Stephen revealed that he and the creator, Heidi, were returning to the Gloucester History Festival to discuss more about season 13 and the challenges the characters would face in the series. No doubt, the show has featured several challenging storylines which the medical professions faced back in time. Thus, Call The Midwife Season 13 will eventually focus on more. Further, Stephen has hinted that the show will cover some social changes that took place in the history of the UK.

Who Will Be Returning In The Upcoming Season?

Initially, there had been no official announcement about the cast members, but the Facebook post revealed much about it. We can clearly see the presence of Geeogie Glen, who played the role of Millicent Higgins. She is accompanied by Judy Parfitt and Megan Cusack, known for portraying the character of Sister Monica Joan and Nurse Nancy Corrigan, respectively. In addition to them, Stephen McGann can be easily spotted at the dinner table. The British actor has been part of Call The Midwife as Dr. Patrick Turner.

Apart from them, the group was joined by Cliff Parisi (Fred Buckle) and Olly Rix (Matthew Aylward). Beside them, the snap marked the appearance of Annabelle Apsion, who essays the character of Violet Buckle. Lastly, we spotted Zephryn Taitte, Rebecca Gethings, and Daniel Laurie. Surprisingly, the Facebook post was not only about the cast but writer Heidi Thomas and producer Annie Tricklebank were also seen enjoying the eve. Although the entire cast was not under the same roof, fans were satisfied that many similar faces were set to reprise their respective characters in Call The Midwife Season 13.

Call  The Midwife Season 13
BBC One

Some Other Confirmed Names!

Relying upon the media reports, there are two new names that have been confirmed to join the cast of Call The Midwife Season 13. The 90-minute Christmas special will have actresses Renee Bailey and Natalie Quarry. Both of them will play pupil midwives Joyce Highland and Rosalind Clifford. However, on the other hand, a former cast member from season 10 is also returning to the drama. It has been confirmed that Nate Court has reunited with the cast of the series in season 13. She was seen in the character of Robert Dellow in the season 10 finale.

In contrast to this update, there’s sad news for the fans of Leonie Elliott. The actress is known for portraying Lucille Anderson in Call the Midwife. But, unfortunately, she left the drama in season 12 when Lucille went to London for the treatment of a nervous breakdown. Elliott has thanked fans for their support and love over the years.

Call The Midwife Season 13: Release Date

Call The Midwife Season 13
Call The Midwife, BBC ONE

The debut installment of Call The Midwife was released on January 15, 2012, and lasted till February 19, 2012. The sophomore season dropped in 2013, and since the first season, makers have followed the pattern of releasing every installment in January. However, there existed an exception that stated the release of the seventh run in April 2021. So, based on the previous trends, we can expect Call The Midwife Season 13 to premiere by early 2024. In addition to this, since the filming has already begun, there is a high chance for it to release on BBC One by the expected time. Meanwhile, if any update drops in, we will update this section. Till then, stay tuned to TECH RADAR 247!

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