Ann Cleeves and Brenda Blethyn reveal that Vera will return for a ninth series in 2019

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.

11 Comments Add yours

  1. Stacy says:

    Hi Paul. Good news about Vera. If only they would give us more episodes per season. It seems like for most of the UK crime shows the seasons are short….


    1. I agree! If the series is so popular, why not increase the number of episodes? I love this show!


  2. Have really enjoyed this last series – the last one maybe a bit wobbly, but on the whole well worth it all.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Paul Hirons says:

      Fancy doing a few reviews for us, Michael?

      Liked by 1 person

      1. I like the idea, but… no, I’m sorry. That’d mean engaging brain in times of disengagement. Evenings I can do little.
        Again, sorry.


      2. Paul Hirons says:

        No worries, thought I’d ask the questions – you obviously have good opinions and blog yourself. It’s an open invitation, so if you ever change your mind…


  3. I love Vera but i feel like they’re going down a bit of late.


  4. Seija says:

    I’m liking this news :)


  5. Julia says:

    Really love Vera and so pleased it will return. Would love to see more of Vera’s personal story included in story lines as it did more in the early season. Particularly, since Brenda is such a marvellous actress.


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