The BBC has renewed its period drama “Call The Midwife” for a further two seasons, a tenth and eleventh, along with two Christmas specials.
They will follow on from the ninth season which just began filming ahead of a 2020 airing, meaning the show will continue on until at least 2022.
The eighth season of the series became the highest rating returning drama of 2019 in the UK with an average of around 9 million viewers per episode. Heidi Thomas, Pippa Harris and Mona Qureshi executive produce.
That’s not all though today as BBC’s rival ITV have announced that they have renewed their “Inspector Morse” prequel series “Endeavour” for a seventh season and their Brenda Blethyn-led detective drama “Vera” for a tenth season.
The Mammoth Screen-produced “Endeavour,” which airs on PBS in the U.S., will be getting four new films as part of the season. Shaun Evans and Roger Allam co-star in the new season, which will air in 2020, and will be set in 1970. Production will take place later this year in Oxford.
Production on four new feature-length installments of “Vera” get underway in April with the show on the BritBox streaming service in the United States.