Series 10 will see Brenda Blethyn to take up the role of Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope once more.
She will be joined by Kenny Doughty as Detective Sergeant Aiden Healy, Jon Morris as Detective Constable Jon Morrison, Ibinabo Jack as Detective Constable Jacqueline Williams and Riley Jones as Detective Constable Mark Edwards, while Paul Kaye returns as pathologist Dr Malcolm Donahue.
The first of four feature-length episodes will air from 8pm to 10pm on Sunday, January 12.
The stories, made by Silverprint Pictures, which is part of the ITV Studios, are inspired by the best-selling novels and characters created by crime writer Ann Cleeves.
Take a look at the North East (and nearby) locations featured in the new series ….