ITV confirms Vera renewed for an 11th series and adds episodes

ITV has confirmed Brenda Blethyn will return to the role of DCI Vera Stanhope for six new feature-length episodes set against the backdrop of the North East.

It’s the first time the series will feature six episodes in a run.

Two of the six episodes will go into production this autumn until Christmas for broadcast in 2021, with the remaining four episodes filmed from spring 2021 for broadcast in 2022.

The 11th series opens when the body of well-respected local builder, Jim Tullman, is found beaten to death on the steps of the Collingwood Monument. Vera questions how such a seemingly beloved and imposing figure could be attacked so viciously. The mystery deepens when she discovers that Tullman was due to testify in court as the key witness in a violent assault. Could these two crimes be connected?

As Vera delves deeper into Jim Tullman’s life she discovers unresolved bitterness between his estranged wife Barbara and doting son John Paul, while tensions with old family friends Gary and Lesley Clayton threaten to spill over. Vera must see through the web of family grievances, jealousies and lies to ensure justice is done.

The strong ensemble cast reunited with Blethyn include Kenny Doughty who returns as 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.

More news as we get it.

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