The BBC has commissioned the production of three seasons of the hit BBC One drama Call the Midwife. Every season – seventh, eighth and ninth – will consist of eight hour-long episodes and a Christmas special. In the new seasons, the main characters of the show – nuns and midwives – will be in the mid-60s of the last century. This is reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
The historical drama Call the Midwife, produced by Sam Mendes' Neal Street Productions, debuted in 2012 and is the most watched drama in the UK according to BBC executives. Each episode of the five seasons released at the time of this writing has been watched by an average of more than 10 million viewers. " The show is praised for its compassionate and courageous approach to stillbirth, mental health, abortion, homosexuality, racism and disability, "the BBC said in a statement.
Series creator, writer and executive producer Heidi Thomas said: “I am extremely excited about the prospect of three more Call the Midwife seasons. In the 1960s, Britain was changing and the country was going through difficult times, so we have a lot of rich material to explore - and ndash; medical, social and emotional. "
The sixth season of the series kicks off in early 2017.
The Topic of Article: Call the midwife extended for three seasons at once.