Call The Midwife Season 13: Release date prediction, spoilers, cast, plot and more updates

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 Is there a Call The Midwife Season 13?

Who is leaving Call the Midwife in 2023?

Are there any new additions to the cast? 

Stick around here as we solve your inquisitiveness regarding the marvelous medical drama Call The Midwife, as Nonnatus House returns on the small screen for yet another season.

We at Webnewsobserver have compiled all the updated information that checks off your question boxes regarding Season 13 of Call The Midwife. So stay put, and keep reading.

Call the Midwife Season 13: Release Date

Call the Midwife Season 13 is not coming in July 2023
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We cannot fathom how ecstatic fans were to learn of the renewal of Call the Midwife for not just a Season 13, BUT for Season 14, AND… A SEASON 15!

You’ve heard it from us! Fan classic Call the Midwife will grace our screens with more babies, more complex relations, and more drama, at least till 2026! We have a long ride ahead of us, so let’s get right to it.

For 12 seasons, this series has made us reach for the tissues, gave us belly-aches through their candid humor, and ensured wrinkles around our lips as we shared smiles. It portrays the struggles and successes of a group of midwife nuns while touching upon the hardships of women in the early age (50s, 60s) in the medical world.

We focus on modern-day women’s issues, which is great, but tapping into all the brawling women had to go through in a society voiced through the viewpoint of a man is commendable. Call the Midwife enters this tough tunnel to give us a trajectory during this period in a woman’s life.

In lieu of the yearly tradition, BBC has confirmed a Christmas Special episode in 2023 and Season 13 will take off in 2024. There have not been any official date releases for the Christmas Special episode (averaging 90 minutes), but as per the preceding years, it will take place on Christmas Day, 25th December 2023, at 9:00 pm EST on the official BBC Network.

As per the release date predictions go for Season 13 in 2024, we can expect Call the Midwife Season 13 Episode 1 to air on January 1st, 2024. There are speculated to be 8 episodes this season with a run-time of 60 minutes each. This is keeping in mind the release date for the 1st episode of season 12 was on the same date and month.

Call the Midwife Season 13: Will Writer’s Strike Affect It?

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We are sure you have heard and mourned all your treasured series, and movies that have been halted or delayed due to the ongoing WGA SAG-AFTRA strikes that took the H-town by surprise.

We can confirm… in fact, BBC has confirmed that the filming for Season 13 has already begun! In a series of tweets, the official Call The Midwife Twitter handle has also confirmed the news, including Stephen McGann, who plays Dr. Turner in the series.

Clearly, Call the Midwife has missed the ‘delay and halt production’ trench by a few months. However, other series affected by the strike could not share the same fortune.

Call the Midwife Season 13: Plot

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Fortunately, we have some intel on what we can expect to watch in Season 13.

Warning: Major Spoilers for Season 12 ahead. Abort reading this if you don’t want any spoilers.

Show creator Heidi Thomas has a few words to say to BBC regarding the upcoming season.

“As 1969 unfolds we will see change and challenge rock the world of our beloved nuns, nurses, medics, and midwives. Newcomers Joyce and Rosalind arrive with much to learn, and much to give. And yet even as man prepares to walk on the moon, we see them grappling with life’s eternal questions. Who are we? What is love? And where do we belong?”

As suggested above by the show-runner herself, we can expect a core cast core shake-up as we prepare for new arrivals. More on that in a while.

Let us first explore the possibilities of Season 13:

An official statement confirms us entering the realm of the 70s, specifically from 1969, when a massive demographic shift resulted in more babies being born. More than the ordinary. This means more pressure on maternity beds, a new medical world in the face of considerably fresh diseases, which ultimately translates to immense responsibilities in the hands of Nonnatus midwife nuns.

It reads,

“Series 13 continues to explore complex medical and personal situations on the midwifery and district nursing rounds. It is now 1969 and more babies are being born in hospitals than ever before. Pressure on maternity beds remains extremely high across the country but Poplar is coping better than most due to the work of Nonnatus House and the popularity of home births under the auspices of the Sisters.

“This series will see stories from within the Sylheti and Nigerian communities and from around the docks. Poor housing continues to blight areas of Poplar presenting complex social and health challenges to the Nonnatus team. It will also explore issues surrounding Cerebral Palsy, Congenital Hip Dysplasia, Tetanus, Porphyria, and TB.”

From this, we observe a new concept of ‘community inclusivity’ emerge and also explore the contours of female struggle in the 70s.

We will also get a sneak peek into the lives of the newly betrothed couple Trixie and Matthew, who are confirmed to return and render their services after their days in nuptial bliss.

Additionally, we will know the decision Nancy makes; whether to stay back or take the offer in another hospital (which could greatly benefit her daughter’s future).

Call the Midwife Season 13: Cast Updates

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Earlier, we said there is to be a cast shake-up. It’s true! There are new additions to the series, as confirmed by BBC network and showrunner Heidi Thomas.

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Renee Bailey plays Joyce (the new nurse nun), who is described as:

” “Hardworking, intelligent, and deeply kind,
she has a traumatic past that she cannot conceal forever.”

Natalie Quarry plays the character of Rosalind, and the official network describes her as:

“Young, warm, passionate, and funny. She may seem naive at times,
but has an inner steeliness that will lead her to make some life-changing decisions.”

Apart from these new additions, we have a surprise cameo by a very adorable character from Season 10. It’s none other than Nate Court (who was born in Season 10 finale). Check out this adorable picture shared on the official handle of Call the Midwife.

Other recurring cast members include:

• Jenny Agutter plays Sister Julienne
• Rebecca Gethings plays Sister Veronica
• Linda Bassett plays Nurse Phyllis Crane
• Laura Main plays Shelagh Turner
• Stephen McGann plays Dr. Patrick Turner
• Max Macmillan plays Timothy Turner
• Georgie Glen plays Miss Higgins
• Cliff Parisi plays Fred Buckle
• Annabelle Apsion plays Violet Buckle
• Daniel Laurie plays Reggie Jackson

Call The Midwife Season 13: Where to Watch?

Season 13 will air on the official BBC Network in 2024, whereas the Christmas special episode will air on BBC channel, most likely on 25th December at 9 pm EST.

You can catch up on the first 11 seasons on Netflix, provided you have a subscription. You can also watch all 12 episodes on Vudu, Google Play, and Amazon Instant Video if you rent them.

Call the Midwife Season 14: Will it Happen?

Yes! The fan-favorite series has been renewed for Season 13, 14 and 15.

Season 14 will air in 2025, most probably in January. The Season 14 Christmas special, as per tradition, might air on 25th December 2024.

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