When does Vera season nine start on ITV, who's in the cast with Brenda Blethyn and what's the crime drama about?

We have everything you need to know about who is starring in the show, plus find out when you can catch it…

When will the new series of Vera be on TV?

Vera series nine will premiere on ITV this Sunday (January 13) at 8pm.

Like the previous series, there will be four episodes in total.

The opening episode of the show’s ninth season, titled Blind Spot, explores the case of Joanne Caswell, a newly qualified HMP forensic psychologist working in Newcastle.

When her body is found dumped on a landfill site far from home, Vera alights on the fact that Joanne had been looking into the crime of a former patient who had recently committed suicide. Vera must follow the trail that Joanne has left behind to uncover who might have had a motive to kill her.


Who is in the cast of Vera season nine?

Returning cast members include:

  • Brenda Blethyn plays DCI Vera Stanhope
  • Kenny Doughty plays DS Aiden Healy
  • Jon Morrison plays DC Kenny Lockhart
  • Ibinabo Jack plays DC Jacqueline Williams
  • Kingsley Ben-Adir plays Dr. Marcus Summer
  • Riley Jones plays DC Mark Edwards

While new cast members include:

  • Peter Davison
  • James Atherton
  • Jodie McNee
  • Adrian Lukis
  • Paul Kaye

What is Vera about?

Vera is a crime drama based on the series of novels written by Ann Cleeves.

The series follows experienced Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope as she tries to crack some of the toughest cases in Northumberland.

The drama series is produced by ITV Studios.


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