All3Media International and ITV have announced that Company Pictures’ hit detective drama Van der Valk has been commissioned for a third series.
The order totals three new 2 hour episodes of the critically acclaimed Amsterdam-set detective drama, which is led by Marc Warren in the titular role as Commissaris Piet Van der Valk.
Chris Murray continues as lead writer and showrunner, alongside co-writer Maria Ward and Michele Buck returns as Executive Producer for Company Pictures with NL Film. The new third season will go into production later this month.
Michele Buck, CEO at Company Pictures, commented, “We’re delighted that this new season order of Van der Valk has been confirmed by our fantastic co-production partners and can’t wait to return to the streets of Amsterdam to investigate more intriguing cases...
“Chris’s expertise at weaving complex murder mysteries into a storyline infused with warmth, wit and camaraderie is second-to-none, and it’s an honour to have three more installments within which we can delve further into the world of Commissaris Van der Valk and his team.”
Louise Pedersen, CEO at All3Media International, added, “With its high production values, suspenseful storylines and beautiful backdrops, Van der Valk has quickly established itself as a standout success globally, and we’re thrilled to reunite with our co-production partners on a brand-new season...
“Long-running premium dramas are always high on the wish-list for our clients, so this new season commission will allow us to build on Van der Valk’s international appeal even further.”
Sebastian Lückel, Head of Acquisitions and Co-production ARD Degeto commented, “We are very happy with the development of Van der Valk and thrilled to go into a third season with such great partners. The mixture of exciting crime cases that incorporate socially relevant topics, with witty dialogues, in front of a beautiful but sometimes murderous Amsterdam is highly entertaining and a testament to Chris’s unique writing and the great cast.”
Van Der Valk airs on ITV and ITV Hub.