Call the Midwife followers have one thing to have fun. The PBS/BBC drama a couple of group of nuns and midwives working in London’s East End has began filming after the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic pressured the present to delay manufacturing. The information, which was introduced August 18, means viewers can stay up for seeing a Christmas particular later in 2020 and the remainder of season 10 someday in 2021.
‘Call the Midwife’ Season 10 shall be shorter than normal
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Call the Midwife was supposed to start manufacturing within the spring. But the pandemic required a change in plan. Though filming has resumed, the delay implies that the upcoming season shall be shorter than normal, with seven hour-long episodes as an alternative of the standard eight, the BBC introduced.
“Everyone is overjoyed to be whisking the dust sheets off Nonnatus House and getting back to filming after lockdown,” creator, author and govt producer Heidi Thomas stated.
But there shall be a Christmas particular
While followers will get one much less episode of Call the Midwife subsequent yr, the coronavirus disaster is not going to derail a beloved vacation custom for the present’s viewers. The annual Christmas particular will air as normal in 2020. The 90-minute installment will seemingly be broadcast on Christmas Day on each BBC and PBS, if previous years are any information.
“I’m delighted to inform you that Call the Midwife is returning to filming,” stated Stephen McGann, who performs Dr. Turner, in a video shared to Twitter. “And the first thing we are going to do is make our Christmas special.”
This yr’s particular will happen in 1965. While everybody at Nonnatus House is wanting ahead to celebrating — and having fun with the circus, which has arrived in Poplar — nothing appears to go as deliberate. Sister Monica Joan (Judy Parfitt) is rushed to the hospital, whereas Trixie (Helen George) isn’t thrilled that she’s obtained a subscription to the Marriage Bureau as a present. Meanwhile, Shelagh (Laura Main) has a shock reunion that includes her in a deeply transferring start.
The solid and crew are staying protected
Safety is a precedence because the staff behind Call the Midwife returns to filming in London. A delegated COVID-19 supervisor shall be on set to make sure all correct precautions are being adopted. Neal Street Productions and BBC have additionally developed “comprehensive protocols” to make positive the present “is produced in a safe and responsible manner,” the community stated in an announcement.
“We are getting back to work, which is fantastic,” Jenny Agutter, who performs Sister Julienne, stated throughout an look on the U.Ok. speak present Lorraine on August 20. “But it won’t be quite the normal … we’ve got all of the social distancing and all of the different restrictions in filming.”
“We won’t be able to hug each other as we normally do. And we’re a very close group of people. So it will be strange,” she added.
As for what is perhaps in retailer for Call the Midwife Season 10, Agutter couldn’t reveal a lot. “I don’t know what the scripts are yet, they tend to keep them back until the last minute,” she stated.
Call the Midwife Seasons 1-Eight are presently streaming on Netflix.
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