ITV reveals if Vera starring Brenda Blethyn will return for a 10th series

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

From Digital Spy

ITV has announced that Vera is returning for a 10th series.

Following the success of series 9, ITV has confirmed that Brenda Blethyn will reprise her role as DCI Vera Stanhope.

Four feature-length episodes, set in North East England, will begin production in April and will air in 2020.

"Along with the rest of the cast of Vera, I'm delighted to be embarking on series 10," said Blethyn. "The enthusiasm and warmth shown to Vera has been overwhelming and we can't wait to get started. Newcastle, here we come!"

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

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Returning alongside Blethyn are Kenny Doughty (DS Aiden Healy), Jon Morrison (DC Kenny Lockhart), Riley Jones (DC Mark Edwards), Ibinabo Jack (DC Jacqueline Williams), and Paul Kaye (Dr Malcolm Donahue).

The upcoming episodes are inspired by the best-selling novels and characters of crime writer Ann Cleeves.

Series 10 will be produced by Will Nicholson, while executive producer Phil Hunter returns for his fourth consecutive series. Director Paul Gay and writer Paul Logue will also be back.

Phil Hunter commented: "I'm thrilled Vera is returning for series 10. Making this show is such a joy and it's clear that Team Vera love it as much as the viewing fans love watching.

"I'm continually overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and commitment the brilliant cast and crew bring to the show."

Vera season 9 averaged 7.9 million viewers.

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