Van Der Valk is returning to UK screens. ITV has acquired the reboot of the classic 1970s Thames Television series after striking a deal with international distributor All3Media International. Three feature length episodes have been commissioned for the show’s first season.
This new series is set in the lively and enigmatic city of Amsterdam and follows an engaging, unapologetic and street-smart Dutch detective Piet Van Der Valk as he leads his dynamic team in solving a raft of mysterious crimes using astute human observation and inspired detection.
Van Der Valk is being produced by Company Pictures and NL Film and stars Marc Warren (Mad Dogs), Maimie McCoy (The Three Musketeers), Luke Allen-Gale (Dominion), Elliot Barnes-Worrell (Jericho), Darrell D’Silva (Strike Back), Emma Fielding (Les Misérables), Kees Boot (Judas), Reinout Bussemaker (Flight HS13), Frances Grey (Home Fires), Daniel Lapaine (The Durrells), Stephanie Leonidas (Snatch), Mike Libanon (Kill Switch) and Vineeta Rishi (Line of Duty). All3Media and ARD co-commissioned the series. Chris Murray penned the scripts.
“It’s thrilling to be recreating Van der Valk, a contemporary detective series with attractive, intriguing characters, danger and humour – and a fantastic backdrop in Amsterdam”, said Company Pictures’ Michelle Buck, who serves as an executive producer alongside Louise Pedersen and Sebastian Lückel. “We are delighted to be working with All3Media International and ARD as commissioners – and are very proud that, as we start filming, we already have further partners in place whilst still in production”.