“It’s happening,” the message read. “Filming for series 9 and the new Christmas Special has just begun!!! Here’s Ella Bruccoleri with the traditional first scene clapperboard… and one of our little stars.”
The BBC has confirmed that the drama will run until at least series 11, meaning fans can expect new episodes every year until at least 2022.
Creator and writer Heidi Thomas said after the new episodes were confirmed, “Even after all these years, it still feels as though Call the Midwife has more truth to tell, more tears to cry, more life to celebrate, and more love to give. We are blessed with the best cast, crew, and audience a show could wish for, and I could not be more excited about our future.”