Vera is a British crime drama series based on novels of the same name, written by crime writer Ann Cleeves. It was first broadcast on ITV on 1 May 2011, and to date, nine series have aired, with the latest debuting on 13 January 2019. The series stars Brenda Blethyn as the principal character, Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope. Vera is a nearly retired employee of the fictional 'Northumberland & City Police', who is obsessive about her work and driven by her own demons. She plods along in a constantly dishevelled state, but has a calculating mind and, despite her irascible personality, she cares deeply about her work and comrades. She often proves her superior skills by picking up small errors in her co-workers' thought processes. Vera forms a close relationship with sergeants Joe Ashworth and Aiden Healy. On March 4, 2019 it was confirmed that the show had been renewed for a tenth series.
Rated : TV-NR
Creator : Ann Cleeves
Director : Paul Gay, William Sinclair, Thaddeus O'sullivan
Writer : Ann Cleeves, Martha Hillier, Paul Matthew Thompson
Genre : Crime, Crime Drama, Drama