Vera season 13: When does it start, the major change in store and how to watch the atmospheric Ann Cleeves drama

Vera season 13 has been a long time coming for devoted fans who’ve been eagerly waiting for DCI Vera Stanhope’s return – and ITV have been airing season 12 again ahead of the new series’ premiere.

Winter evenings just wouldn’t be the same without DCI Vera Stanhope and 2024 isn’t going to disappoint us as the new series of Vera is about to premiere on ITV. In anticipation of Vera season 13, many Vera fans might have been tuning into ITV3 to see Brenda Blethyn’s performance as the detective in season 12 which is re-airing. 

Inspired by Ann Cleeves’ bestselling Vera book series, the show is set in the North East of England and sees everyone’s favourite no-nonsense detective solving some devastating crimes. Vera season 13 is set to bring about a major change for Vera and fans might be wondering when they can expect to see her back on their screens again. 

BRENDA BLETHYN as DCI Vera Stanhope

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