Vera star Brenda Blethyn teases Christmas special 'There is a lot of snow'

Until then, the actress is currently working on four new episodes of the series set to release next year.

Teasing one of the next episodes, she said: “One of the four new films is As The Crow Flies by Sally Abbott which includes some lovely seaside locations.

“A teacher is found on a very remote part of the coastline. She had made what is thought to be an exaggerated claim to social services about child protection. So we have all sorts of suspects rearing their heads.”

The television series has adapted all but one of Cleeves’ novels so far, so The Darkest Evening could very well be coming to screens in the next few years.

Vera series 11 is available to stream on ITV Hub.