Exciting news for fans of award-winning TV drama Vera, a new season of the show is coming to a TV screen near you very soon!
On 27 August, ITV and Silverprint Pictures announced Brenda Blethyn would be returning to her role as DCI Vera Stanhope for season 11 this autumn.
Vera is the longest running British-made female lead detective series on ITV, and Brenda will be heading back to the North East to film the new season.
As we get ready to welcome back the hit show, here's everything you need to know about Vera season 11...
Vera season 11: When is it on TV?
Vera season 11 will consist of six feature length episodes set against the background of the North East. Filming for season 11 was set to begin earlier this year, but due to the coronavirus pandemic it was postponed.
Filming for two of the six episodes is set to begin in autumn 2020, and will be broadcast on ITV in 2021. The remaining four episodes will be filmed in spring 2021 and broadcast in 2022.
Vera season 11: Who's in it?
Of course the legendary Brenda Blethyn will return to her role as Vera and she will be reunited with series favourites, including Kenny Doughty who plays Detective Sergeant Aiden Healy, Jon Morrison who plays DC Kenny Lockhart, Riley Jones who plays DC Mark Edwards and Ibinabo Jack who plays DC Jacqueline Williams.
Vera season 11: What's it about?
Each episode of Vera is inspired by the bestselling novels and characters of crime writer Ann Cleeves. Season 11 begins when a local builder is found dead on the the steps of the Collingwood Monument following an attack.
DCI Vera begins to question how this well-respected local man could be attacked so viciously. The mystery continues when she discovers he was due to testify in court as a key witness in a violent assault trial. Vera begins to wonder if these crimes could be connected and as she delves deeper into the builder's life, she uncovers family tensions, jealousies and lies.
Speaking about the return of Vera, Brenda Blethyn said: "I’m really looking forward to working on the next series of Vera. The safety of all personnel is always at the forefront of production, and with all the extra COVID precautions in place we will relish creating and delivering six cracking new episodes."
It's set to be a gripping series, that's for sure!
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