"Vera" is still on the air; the final episode of the fifth series aired on April 26, 2015. ITV officially renewed "Vera" for a sixth series in April 2015.
Confusion over the possible cancellation of "Vera" may stem from the broadcasting delay of a second series episode, as well as the third series' late premiere. A second-series episode entitled "Sandancers" concerned the death of a British soldier in Afghanistan. Shortly before the episode's scheduled premiere, news broke of the deaths of two British servicemen in Afghanistan, and ITV chose to delay the episode's release in light of the event. The third series, although completed in early 2013, did not air until August of that year.