BRENDA Blethyn was left emotional after she revealed filming has wrapped on the latest series.
The actress plays the role of Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope in the long-running crime drama.
It sees Vera investigate and solve crimes along with her trusted colleague Sergeant Joe, played by David Leon.
And now fans of the series can get excited as filming has officially wrapped on the 12th instalment.
Brenda, 76, took tosocial media to share their news – but admitted it left her "emotional".
"That’s a wrap on VERA 12," she revealed. "Many thanks to the wonderful Vera team cast and crew. Feel emotional."
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Viewers replied under Brenda's post which amassed over 17,000 likes as they shared their excitement to the upcoming series.
"Fantastic. Something we can look forward to here in Australia. Hope there are at least a dozen episodes in season 12," said one fan.
Another said: "Thank you for your terrific work. I find watching your character going about solving crimes very comforting. Have a very happy Christmas."
"Thank you for giving us this great show. We are happily watching repeats on ITV3, it doesn't matter that we've seen them before, they are just as good 2nd or 3rd time around," said a third.
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While a fourth posted: "Fantastic news I can't wait but I also don't want to watch them either, a new series needs to be savoured they are so rare and special."
Brenda's co-star Kenny Doughty, who plays DS Aiden Healy shared a snap from the programme's set.
Posing alongside Riley Jones and Brenda with a clapperboard, Kenny posted: "And that’s a wrap. S12 E5. We now have 7 episodes to show & I’m excited for you to see them.
"Of course I want to say thank you and congratulations on another series to my buddy Brenda.
“Absolute rock of a friend and astounding leading lady. Love you!"
It's unclear when exactly the new series of Vera will air on ITV1, but it's expected in 2023.
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