BBC renews Call The Midwife for three more seasons
"The stories we tell are like babies - they never stop coming and we love them all."
The BBC has announced that the hit series Call The Midwife has been renewed for three additional series.
Yes, that means that the lovely ladies of Poplar will be gracing our screens until 2024.
The showrunners took to social media this morning to delight fans with the exciting news:
"BREAKING NEWS!!! BBC announces that Call The Midwife is to continue up till series 13!"
They continued: "We are THRILLED to announce that ahead of our launch of series 10 on Sunday, the BBC have just officially confirmed our drama series up until series 13.
"This amazing news comes as we celebrate ten years of our drama - and now means that Call The Midwife will be on air until 2024."
The show's creator, Heidi Thomas, confirmed the news, and spoke proudly about the journey so far.
She 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!"
Thomas also referred to the show's enduring legacy, and promised fans that there are plenty of fresh stories on the horizon.
"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."
The announcement comes just days before the premiere of the 10th season, which begins on Sunday 18 April on BBC1.
The last time we checked in with the midwives was the Christmas special and we cannot wait to see how things unfurl on Sunday.