PBS Releases the First Official 'Call The Midwife' Season 13 Preview

Renee Bailey and Natalie Quarry in "Call the Midwife" Season 13

Renee Bailey and Natalie Quarry in "Call the Midwife" Season 13

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Call The Midwife Season 13 has aired its finale in the U.K., with happy tears, sad endings, and a whole lot of spoilers I will not list here. As everyone knows, that means for U.S. viewers, the debut of the new season is right around the corner. While British fans have to settle in for the long wait until Christmas and watch for filming news for Season 14, here in America, we're celebrating the arrival of PBS' official trailer for the return of Call the Midwife to kick off the British TV line up on Sunday nights.

There are many rumors about what will happen in Season 13, including many concerning Trixie and Matthew's marriage. I know we even mentioned one on our podcast. However, this trailer does not give any hints about those storylines, and, moreover, our posts will not spoil anything until it has aired live here in the U.S., so please keep that in mind if you are a PBS Passport member watching the series on early access. 

The new trailer does give fans one brand new thing to chew on, though, and it's a positive one: the new arrivals to Nonnatus House. For Season 12, Call the Midwife only brought aboard one new addition, Rebecca Gethings (The Serpent Queen), who plays Sister Veronica, expanding the sisterhood contingent. This year, for Season 13, the series will add two new characters on the midwife side of the residence: trainees Joyce Highland, played by Renee Bailey (Mood), and Rosalind Clifford, played by Natalie Quarry (Doctors).

Check out the new clip.

Here's the Season 13 synopsis, which picks up a few months after the events of the Christmas Special.

It is now 1969, and the period drama returns with Poplar coping with the popularity of home births under the auspices of the Sisters. Season 13 will also see stories of poor housing challenges and health issues for the nurses, midwives, and nuns of the Nonnatus House.

Call The Midwife Season 13 brings back the usual lineup of leads, including Helen George, Judy Parfitt, Jenny Agutter, Laura Main, Stephen McGann, and Cliff Parisi. The new season also co-stars Annabelle Apsion, Linda Bassett, Daniel Laurie, Georgie Glen, Zephryn Taitte, Olly Rix, Megan Cusack, Rebecca Gethings, plus the aforementioned newcomers Renee Bailey and Natalie Quarry.

Call the Midwife Season 13 premieres on most PBS stations starting on Sunday, March 17, 2024, at 8 p.m. ET, and streams on the PBS app and the PBS Masterpiece Channel weekly through mid-May. As always, check your local listings. PBS Passport members have already had early access to the series, with Season 13 episodes arriving weekly since mid-February and the finale streaming on April 5.

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Ani Bundel has been blogging professionally since 2010. A DC native, Hufflepuff, and Keyboard Khaleesi, she spends all her non-writing time taking pictures of her cats. Regular bylines also found on MSNBC, Paste, Primetimer, and others. 

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