Marc Warren stars as streetwise Dutch detective Van der Valk in a new detective series filmed entirely on location in Amsterdam.
Van Der Valk – three feature length episodes on ITV produced by Company Pictures with Dutch company NL Film co-producing. Starring Marc Warren (Safe, Mad Dogs) in the eponymous role and written by Chris Murray (Lewis, Midsomer Murders).
Van Der Valk also stars Maimie McCoy (The Three Musketeers) as Lucienne Hassell, his gutsy and fiercely competent right-hand woman. Luke Allen-Gale (Dominion), Elliot Barnes-Worrell (Jericho), Darrell D’Silva (Strike Back) and Emma Fielding (Les Misérables) complete the team. Guest starring Kees Boot (Judas), Reinout Bussemaker (Flight HS13), Frances Grey (Home Fires), Daniel Lapaine (The Durrells), Stephanie Leonidas (Snatch), Mike Libanon (Kill Switch), Vineeta Rishi (Line of Duty) and Tom York (Poldark).
Van Der Valk centres on the investigations of detective Piet Van der Valk in and around the city of Amsterdam as he investigates a series of high profile cases. This season Van der Valk and his team are immersed in the worlds of art, politics, addiction, mysticism and the fashion industry.
The original series, set in the 1970s and 90s was loosely based on the novels by Nicolas Freeling and provided British audiences with their first truly international detective – a complex, thoughtful and ‘real’ sleuth who tackled tough crimes against a picturesque Dutch backdrop. The new series re-imagines Van Der Valk in the contemporary world of Amsterdam and follows an engaging, unapologetic and street-smart detective as he leads his dynamic team in solving a raft of mysterious crimes using astute human observation and inspired detection.
The series is executive produced by Michele Buck (Endeavour, Parade’s End, Lewis Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple and Poirot) for Company Pictures and Louise Pedersen (Blood) for all3media international with Sabine Brian as co-producer for NL Films and Keith Thompson (Vikings, Foyle’s War) serving as series producer. Germany’s ARD and all3media international have co-commissioned the series.
Van Der Valk is produced by Company Pictures for ITV and co-produced by NL Film, ARD, All3Media International, and Masterpiece.