ITV’s Vera returns to the North East for series 13 filming

ITV has released the first images of series stars Brenda Blethyn and David Leon on set as filming began on the highly anticipated thirteenth season of ‘Vera’.

Actor-director Leon returns as Joe Ashworth in the new series, starring internationally acclaimed and award-winning actress Blethyn as DCI Vera Stanhope.

Blethyn said, “Returning to Vera in season thirteen feels like coming home again.”

“The support from the locals in the northeast is truly heartwarming and it is an absolute joy to be reunited with the talented David Leon and the rest of our exceptional team.

“Together we begin this new chapter with a magnificent screenplay by the brilliant Paul Matthew Thompson.”

Leon added: “I am very happy to return to Vera. It’s fantastic to be back in the Northeast and reunited with Brenda and the crew for the new series.”

“I look forward to exploring Joe and Vera’s relationship as they make up for lost time.”

Cast of Vera series 13

Joining the pair for the three new full-length episodes are Jon Morrison as DC Kenny Lockhart, Riley Jones as DC Mark Edwards, and Sarah Kameela Impey as pathologist Dr. Paula Bennett.

Rhiannon Clements (Hollyoaks) joins the Vera team this season as the new and ambitious DC Steph Duncan.

The Northern Echo: David Leon returns to Vera this season as Joe Ashworth.David Leon returns to Vera this season as Joe Ashworth. (Image: ITV)

Preview of Season 13 Episode 1

Describes the plot of the latest installment of the Vera series: itv said: “In the opening episode entitled ‘Fast Love’, DCI Vera is called to a quiet country lane where a young man has been found dead after a car collision.

“She finds out the victim is a popular stockbroker, so she goes to his listing to get an idea of ​​who the man is.”

“As the investigation gathers momentum, Vera learns that this cheeky guy was a complex character.

“Antagonistic, arrogant and able to get what he wanted, but did it all come at a price?

“To add complexity to the case, Vera is baffled by the return of Joe Ashworth (David Leon) and unsure of his motives.”

The three crime stories in the new series are inspired by the best-selling novels and characters of acclaimed crime writer Ann Cleeves. ITV’s Vera returns to the North East for series 13 filming

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