'Call the Midwife' Season 8 to Premiere on PBS This March

Nurse Valerie, Nurse Trixie and Nurse Lucille in Season 8 (Photo: Courtesy of Neal Street Productions)
Nurse Valerie, Nurse Trixie and Nurse Lucille in Season 8 (Photo: Courtesy of Neal Street Productions)

Mark your calendars: Season 8 of Call the Midwife premieres this Spring!

The eighth season of the heartwarming period drama will officially begin on Sunday, March 31. (The show was already renewed for a ninth season back in 2016, so no worries on that score.)

As the new season begins, fan favorite Trixie (Helen George) is back in London, and new recruits Sister Hilda (Fenella Woolgar) and Sister Frances (Ella Bruccoleri) have joined the Nonnatus House family.

The official synopsis for the new season is predictably vague, and probably nothing that we couldn’t have guessed from events in the 2018 holiday episode. But still, it’s hard not to get a bit excited about it.

At the start of season eight, it’s the spring of 1964 and everyone is excited for the Queen’s Royal Birth. With the additions of two new Sisters, who have been sent to live and work with the team in Poplar, Nonnatus House feels full once more.

Miriam Margoyles – who appeared in the Christmas special – will apparently also pop back up again in Season 8’s first episode.

The new season of Call the Midwife premiered in the U.K. in early January, and early reviews promise several timely and important storylines. (Which, in the interest of staying spoiler free, we’re not going to go into detail about here.)

However, you can watch the BBC One trailer for Season 8 now, which gives us an early look at what we’ll be able to expect come March.

Are you looking forward to the new season of Call the Midwife? What do you hope to see in Season 8? Let’s discuss in the comments.