A sharp detective with a messy life, DCI Vera Stanhope patrols her “patch” of northeast England, pursuing the truth in cases of murder, kidnapping, and blackmail. Vera is obsessive about her work and faces the world with caustic wit, guile and courage.

  1. Ann Cleeves


Series Cast

  1. Brenda Blethyn

    Brenda Blethyn

    DCI Vera Stanhope

    36 Episodes

  2. Jon Morrison

    Jon Morrison

    Kenny Lockhart, DC Kenny Lockhart

    36 Episodes

  3. Wunmi Mosaku

    Wunmi Mosaku

    DC Holly Lawson, Holly Lawson

    16 Episodes

  4. David Leon

    David Leon

    DS Joe Ashworth, Joe Ashworth

    16 Episodes

  5. Kingsley Ben-Adir

    Kingsley Ben-Adir

    Dr. Marcus Summer, Marcus Summer, Dr Marcus Summer

    16 Episodes

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Current Season

Season 9

2019 | 4 Episodes

Season 9 of Vera premiered on January 13, 2019.

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Status Returning Series


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Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 90m



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