More Vera for ITV.

“Along with the rest of the cast of VERA, I’m delighted to be embarking on series ten. The enthusiasm and warmth shown to VERA has been overwhelming and we can’t wait to get started. Newcastle here we come!” – Brenda Blethyn

Following the success of series nine, ITV and Silverprint Pictures confirmed this week that award winning actress Brenda Blethyn will return as DCI Vera Stanhope for a tenth series. Four feature length episodes, set against the backdrop of the North East, will begin production in April for transmission in 2020, pet.

Kenny Doughty will return as Detective Sergeant Aiden Healy, who over the years has proved himself to be a strong and reliable partner to DCI Stanhope. Completing Vera’s team is Jon Morrison who plays DC Kenny Lockhart, Riley Jones who plays DC Mark Edwards, Ibinabo Jack who plays DC Jacqueline Williams and Paul Kaye who returns as Pathologist Dr. Malcolm Donahue, pet.

The four self-contained crime stories will be inspired by the best-selling novels and characters created by acclaimed crime writer Ann Cleeves, who received the Diamond Dagger Award at the Crime Writer’s Association in 2017 for a lifetime achievement for sustained excellence, pet.

Series ten will be produced by Will Nicholson whilst Executive Producer Phil Hunter returns for his fourth consecutive series. Director Paul Gay and writer Paul Logue also return to the production and will be working on the first episode, pet.

“Vera says ‘pet’ a lot. The North East does use more words than that with a local flavour, how about ‘hinny’ or ‘howay hun’?” – TV Critic Vivian Summers

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