ITV Vera fans ‘plead’ for Brenda Blethyn return as drama’s fate sealed

Upset Vera fans are already calling on TV execs to bring back the hit drama, having been left gutted by the news that the drama is coming to an end after 14 series.

While little was known about Vera when it launched on ITV back in 2011, it quickly established itself as a huge favourite, pulling in fantastic ratings, as viewers couldn’t get enough of BAFTA winner Brenda Blethyn in the role of no nonsense sleuth DCI Vera Stanhope.

Since then, the tales of Ann Cleeves’ much loved character have gone onto receive worldwide popularity, as viewers in the likes of Japan, Australia and America, where billboards advertising the show appeared on billboards and yellow cabs in New York’ iconic Times Square. Vera fans got their last fix of Brenda and her colleagues in murder mystery solving action in January, as three new episodes aired on ITV1.

READ MORE: ITV Vera to end after 14 series as Brenda Blethyn confirms exit as famous detective

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At the end of series finale Salt & Vinegar and, after much speculation concerning the drama’s future, it was confirmed that it would be back for two more feature length stories in 2025. And, it turns out that those will be the last ones, as on Monday, ITV announced Vera will end next year.

Confirming her exit, Brenda gave an emotional statement, in which she said she was ‘sad’ to say goodbye to her famous character, with fans sharing in her upset as they declared they ‘weren’t ready’ for the show to end.

It took just minutes of the news breaking on Vera ending for people to take to X urging ITV to bring it back for one-off specials. Putting that suggestion forward, one tagged ITV in their post as they wrote: “Still do one off specials in future @ITV #Vera goes on holiday etc” as another commented: “Next season of Vera is the last one … but… could there be a spin off?”

Also clinging onto the hope of it now being the final chapter for Vera, a third wrote: “I reckon there should be a series called #VerasLegacy after Vera parks her landrover and hangs up her hat…Just putting it out there…”

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