Vera’s actress Brenda Blethyn elated the news by sharing an on-set update on the upcoming series’ production.
As the mystery continues as to when the remaining episodes of series 11 will air, with fans in the UK and Australia now bewildered as to why there is still a question hanging over the final two, the The cast and crew of the hit ITV drama have been hard at work filming the next run. Fans of eagle-eyed Vera have seen the camera roll in the likes of Morpeth and Elswick over the past few months and, without revealing where the action took place on Friday, BAFTA winner Brenda shared her excitement at the idea of filming an episode written by famed screenwriter Sally Abbott.
Sally is famous for penning soap operas like EastEnders and Doctors as well as the acclaimed drama The Coroner and, clearly thrilled to be working with her, Brenda took to Twitter to post: “I just finished the episode fantastic from Vera’s Sally Abbots. Many thanks to Sally, producer Debbie Shewell and director Claire Winyard. Not to mention all the cast and crew. I’m proud to be a part of it all.”
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Every time Brenda posts about Vera, her words get a huge reaction and, commenting on Friday’s tweet, a fan told her, “Well done to you @BrendaBlethyn and the cast and crew, you work so hard to keep us all entertained. Can’t wait to see the new series.” Echoing those sentiments, a second reacted, “I love your show so much. You have so much stamina and energy. Always walk fast. You are a great actor. I can’t wait to see more. Thank you so much for adding something wonderful to my life.”
Jennifer Bull, a Geordie actress who starred in the very episode that Brenda tweeted about, replied, “Loved being part of this episode as CID, y’all are so lovely, hoping to come back for the next.”
Brenda’s filming update comes in the form of tickets to a Viva Vera event in Whitley Bay, which she will attend with co-star Kenny Doughty and writer Ann Cleeves, broke office records for the Playhouse , with the show becoming the fastest selling in the venue’s history.
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