As Call the Midwife comes closer to its series 2 conclusion on BBC One, the second series of the increasingly popular series is set to premiere on PBS at 8:00p ET / 7:00p CT on Sunday, March 31. While series 2 continues to increase its audience numbers each week on BBC One, P1 fans in the U.S. of series one since it premiered in 2012 patiently awaiting the premiere of series 2 ar now being treated to their first look at the trailer released by PBS recently.
While all is happy in Call the Midwife-land from an audience perspective, there may be trouble in paradise as producers get ready for production on series 3. As usual, this is so much a rumor and has only been reported in one UK newspaper, I hesitate to bring it up but it’s to good to now have others help me track it down. So, after you read this, head to the Internets…
Seems as though Nonnatus House may be searching for a new home when series 3 production begins filming. Word is, bosses at the BBC and series producer, Neal Street Productions, have been told that developers want to start work on converting St Joseph’s College in London into flats.
Sounds innocent enough until you find out that St. Joseph’s College doubles as the filming home of the Nonnatus House convent where Jennifer Worth worked. There is hope that the new owners will follow through with their plans to further develop the surrounding area of the former college of priests which could delay development long enough to remain for series 3.
One senior show insider did reveal a possible solution. “We’ve written a potential demolition into the plot so that if we have to leave, the nuns and nurses will get a new home for the next run. It would be far simpler, and less costly, than trying to recreate the whole thing somewhere else.”
3, 2, 1…go! You have 30 days to let us know if this is true.