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Beloved ITV drama wraps filming as star shares emotional snap from set and says ‘it’s been an absolute privilege’

ITV has finished filming Season 13 of a much-loved detective crime drama.

Riley Jones has left anticipating fans delighted as he gave an update on the filming progress of Vera‘s latest series. 

ITV has finished filming Season 13 of their beloved show Vera
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Riley Jones who plays DC Mark Edwards in Vera posted a picture of the whole cast as they wrapped up filming[/caption]

The star, who is returning to the show as DCI Stanhope’s colleague DC Mark Edwards, posted a picture on X(Twitter) of the whole Vera cast as they wrapped up production. 

Riley captioned the post: “And that’s a wrap on Vera series 13!! What an absolute privilege to have been working with this amazing bunch. Can’t wait to show you what we’ve been up to!”

Thrilled and elated fans swarmed the comment section and reacted to the tweet as one wrote: “I cannot wait for the new season to air!!! Vera just keeps on being amazing.”

A second said: “Can’t bl***y wait, best series on TV.”

Another user added: “That’s great news. I’m really looking forward to seeing you all back on the TV.”

A third quizzed: “Can’t wait to watch it, when is it coming on screen? Hope they agree on more series to come.”

A fourth stated: “One of the very best shows on TV. Perfectly cast, wonderful characters and storylines, beautiful scenery. What a team!”

A fifth followed it with: “That’s great! I can’t wait to see the gang!!! I’m glad David Leon is back. I laugh every time I watch season 1 when Vera talks Joe into spreading her Dad’s ashes.”

ITV announced the show’s return in March 2023, and filming commenced mid-May. 

Local actor Riley has been a vital character in the ITV smash hit drama since 2011 and has become a fan favourite, with many Vera viewers wishing he would become her new sidekick after Kenny Doughty made a shocking announcement that he was leaving his role as DS Aiden Healy after eight years.

In a recent interview, Kenny was asked about his departure from the show, and he said: “After 8 years & 35 Vera films I’ve made the difficult decision of handing over DS Healy’s badge. I can confirm I am leaving Vera.

“I want to thank everyone who’s made this amazing time so joyous, ITV, Silverprint, all the brilliant cast and crew.”

He also gave a big thank you to his partner in crime, Brenda Blethyn, who portrays Vera, calling her ‘the perfect leading star’ to whom he owes so much. 

David Leon has been passed the baton and will make a shock return as Joe Ashworth, taking Kenny’s spot as Brenda’s new sidekick.

Jon Morrison, who plays DC Kenny Lockhart, will also be returning alongside Brenda, Riley and David.

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David Leon will make a shock return as Joe Ashworth[/caption]

Riley Jones as DC Mark Edwards and Ibinabo Williams as DC Jaqueline Williams in Series 12

September 20, 2023 at 05:10PM

from The Sun

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