Vera cast 2022: Who’s in ITV drama series 11 with Lorraine Ashbourne, how many episodes and when is it on TV?

Series 11 has been split into two separate versions, with episodes one and two airing on ITV in September 2021

Fans of ITV’s witty yet dodgy sleuth Vera enjoyed the return of crime drama to their screens.

Actress Brenda Blethyn returned for two brief episodes in August 2021, but the show’s 7 million viewers were left on the cliff edge as the rest of the series was delayed until recently.

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The series was originally scheduled to air in 2020 but was delayed due to coronavirus restrictions, with Blethyn admitting that a 12th series will largely depend on the easing of restrictions.

In addition to Blethyn, a few new faces will appear in the 11th series. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest series and when the episodes are on TV.

What is Vera Series 11 about?

Series 11 followed a number of storylines filmed in and around the Northumbrian countryside.

Episode three aired on January 9 and the ITV synopsis alludes to a security guard fatally injured in a robbery gone wrong. Vera begins to suspect insider work, but the investigation takes a turn for the worse when the victim’s young teenage son goes missing. When her son’s disappearance turns out to be a kidnapping, will Vera be able to locate the perpetrators before he is injured?

In episode 4, which aired on January 16, Vera investigates the case of a teacher, who is on a remote part of the coast. “She had made what is believed to be an exaggerated claim to social services regarding child protection. So we have all kinds of suspects raising their heads,” Blethyn said.

Who is in the cast of Vera 2022?

Blethyn returns as DCI Vera Stanhope, alongside DS Aiden Healy (Kenny Doughty) and DC Kenny Lockhart (Jon Morrison). The three have worked together to solve the Northumberland Murder Mystery since the series began in 2011.

Riley Jones returns as DC Mark Edwards, as does Paul Kaye as pathologist Dr. Malcolm Donahue.

When does Vera appear on television?

Episodes one, two and three are available now on ITV Hub, episode 4 will air on January 16.

A transmission date has not been confirmed for episodes five and six.

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