By Patrick Munn | August 28, 2020 - 9:00 am | No Comments
Vera is getting an expanded run. ITV has announced that the show's eleventh season, which was commissioned back in January, will consist of six feature-length episodes. Vera's first ten seasons each consisted of four feature-length episodes.
By Patrick Munn | January 15, 2020 - 10:44 am | No Comments
Vera isn't going anywhere. Less than a week after the tenth season launched, ITV has renewed the Brenda Blethyn fronted drama series for an eleventh season, TVWise has confirmed. The news was announced yesterday by Blethyn herself at the Television Critics Association press tour. An ITV spokesperson said that production on season 11 would get underway this spring ahead of a 2021 premiere.
By Patrick Munn | December 2, 2019 - 9:35 am | No Comments
BBC One has renewed their Douglas Henshall fronted drama series Shetland for two more seasons. The show's sixth and seventh seasons will each consist of six episodes. The new seasons were commissioned by the BBC's Controller of Drama Piers Wenger and the BBC's Director of Content Charlotte Moore.
By Patrick Munn | August 27, 2019 - 3:50 pm | No Comments
Silverprint Pictures is staying in the Ann Cleeves business. After producing two previous adaptations of the author's novels in the form of BBC drama Shetland and ITV's long-running Vera, the indie has optioned TV rights to The Long Call - the opening novel in a new series by Ann Cleeves. “I’m delighted that the team at Silverprint has optioned The Long Call", author Ann Cleeves said in a statement. "The adaptations of Vera and Shetland have captured the essence of my books, while making TV dramas that are hugely successful in their own right.”
By Patrick Munn | June 10, 2019 - 12:54 pm | No Comments
Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter, Vera Drake), Francesca Annis (The Little House, Cranford), Russell Tovey (Years and Years, Quantico) and Stephen Rea (War & Peace, The Honourable Woman) have been cast in ITV's four-part drama Flesh And Blood.
By Patrick Munn | March 4, 2019 - 12:29 pm | No Comments
Fresh off of picking up another season of Morse prequel Endeavour, ITV has also handed out a renewal to fellow Sunday night drama Vera. The Brenda Blethyn fronted crime drama will return to ITV with a four episode tenth season in 2020. “Along with the rest of the cast of Vera, I’m delighted to be embarking on series ten", Blethyn said. "The enthusiasm and warmth shown to Vera has been overwhelming and we can’t wait to get started. Newcastle here we come!”
By Patrick Munn | January 30, 2019 - 11:58 am | No Comments
ITV has given the green-light to Flesh And Blood, a four-part family drama from The Long Song scribe Sarah Williams and ITV Studios label Silverprint Pictures. Per ITV, this is no ordinary family drama, however, as someone in the family will be dead by the end of the series and the question of who dies and who is the killer is left lingering until the last moment.
By Patrick Munn | May 23, 2018 - 10:25 am | No Comments
It's been something of an open secret that ITV had renewed their Brenda Blethyn fronted crime drama Vera for a ninth season (the broadcaster had not formally announced that past few recommissioning cycles). They made that official today, with the announcement that filming is underway on the new season. Four episodes have been ordered for season nine, matching the size of the order for all eight prior seasons.