Call the Midwife Series 3

Save the Date: 'Call the Midwife' Series 3 to Premiere on PBS Stations in March

Lots of good news for fans of period drama Call the Midwife – not only do we have the holiday special to look forward to this December (airing just a few short days after the UK broadcast!), we also have an official premiere date for the show’s third series. We’ll all officially head back to Nonnatus House beginning Sunday, March 30, 2014.

It’s okay if you need to take a minute to let the excitement out.

 

'Call the Midwife' 2013 Holiday Special to Air This December on PBS

While we’ve known for quite some time that the popular period drama Call the Midwife would be returning for a third series, we’ve been going for quite a few months now with little to no information beyond the fact that filming on the new season had begun, along with a quick snippet of new footage in a BBC drama trailer.

Well, rest easy, Midwife fans, we can now report that, well, there is news to report! It’s official: the Call the Midwife holiday special, slated to air Christmas Day in the UK, will be making its way Stateside just a few days later, on December 29, 2013. Mark your calendars and start your countdowns now.

Read on for more details - and a handful of new photos!

Filming Officially Begins on Call the Midwife Series 3

Filming officially kicked off on the third series of beloved drama Call the Midwife this week!

The cast, led by Jessica Raine, Helen George and Pam Ferris, will be back for another holiday installment this Christmas, followed by an eight-part third series that’s currently slated to air at some point in early 2014. Four female directors will also call the shots behind the camera this season, with The Hollow Crown’s Thea Sharrock and Miranda’s Juliet May joining the returning China Moo-Young and Minkie Spiro.

Written and created by Heidi Thomas, Call the Midwife has been the BBC’s biggest new drama series of the last decade, and its second series (which aired across the pond back in January) is still the UK’s highest rated drama of 2013 to date on any channel. Per the official press release, Series 3 will take us to 1959 and the eve of the “Swinging Sixties”. The winds of change that are blowing through the country will impact Nonnatus House as well, as its residents all wrestle with their own momentous changes.

And, in case you were worried about whether Miranda Hart would be back as fan favorite Chummy, well, it looks like you can rest easy...

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