Vera – the ITV drama based on the novels by Ann Cleeves and starring Brenda Blethyn – is such a solid and enjoyable watch on a Sunday evenings, and the ratings for series eight have certainly proved it: over six million people (6.1 yesterday) have watched it for the past four weeks, making it one of the most popular crime shows on British television. Its many fans will be delighted to hear that it’ll be back for more in 2019.
Last week the brilliant, award-winning novelist, Ann Cleeves, took to Twitter to confirm Shetland’s transmission date, and last night she tweeted this:
Not only that, but the show’s star, Brenda Blethyn, also chimed in with this:
So, good news all round. This is all the news we have so far, but a confirmation is a confirmation.