Call the Midwife season 7 filming update: A short hiatus and more

Call the Midwife season 7Call the Midwife season 7 has a fairly closed set, so it’s with that in mind that we do appreciate getting some sporadic updates here and there. They may not be frequent, but they are almost certainly enough to keep us active, excited, and engaged for what could be coming next.

With that, we bring you the latest behind-the-scenes production image below via the show’s Facebook page, one that features Laura Main (Shelagh), Stephen McGann (Dr. Turner), and newcomer Leonie Elliott (the midwife Lucille) enjoying a little bit of time together on the set.

The context here is that apparently, a good chunk of season 7 is filmed, and many cast members are about to embark on a little bit of a much-deserved midseason break. This is a nice little update on what is happening with the production of the show, but there is a deeper meaning to this that is actually really smart. In giving you a few more details in advance, what the Call the Midwife production is effectively doing is ensuring further that nobody freaks out if they see a cast member at the airport and think that this is some sort of sign that they have left the show. Hey, that sort of crazy stuff does happen and happen fairly often! This is a rather-smart preemptive strike on their part in order to ensure that no rumors get handed over to a very-eager British press — there are so many departures with this show people would believe it.

As for what we do know about Call the Midwife this coming season, it’s that we will kick things off with yet another Christmas Special; following that, there will be another standard run of eight episodes. Lucille is one of many new characters this season, and hopefully, she’ll help compensate for the fact that Sister Monica Joan, Delia, and Patsy are not going to be a part of the story. The rotating cast of the series is a format that has worked for it, mostly because there are always so many eager people who want to be a part of the show. Also, this is more about Nonnatus House as a whole and the patients who are cared for than any individual character. It moves you, and it inspires you to be the best person that you can possibly be.

With the story moving forward even further into the sixties, we imagine that we’ll continue to look at more subjects beyond the impact of thalidomide and cultural institutions changing over time. Birth control is becoming more prevalent in this era, and there will be conflicts aplenty between religious doctrines and women’s health — issues that still play out around the world to this day.

Want to get some further news when it comes to Call the Midwife?

If so, be sure to visit the link here! We’re going to have some further news on the show coming in due time as we await the show returning. (Photo: BBC.)

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