Company Pictures’ detective drama Van der Valk has been commissioned for a third series.

The production is co produced with distributor All3Media International, in collaboration with co-production partners ARD Degeto (Germany), Masterpiece (USA), ITV (UK) and NPO (Holland).

The new order totals three two-hour episodes of theAmsterdam-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.

Louise Pedersen, ceo at All3Media International says, “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.”

Masterpiece executive producer Susanne Simpson says, “Our audience thoroughly enjoys the show’s intriguing stories, dry wit, and stunning locations.”

Mignon Huisman, Head of Series Acquisitions at NPO commented, “Van der Valk works exceptionally well for us at NPO. It garners fabulous reviews, and we are very pleased that there is a new season filming here in the Netherlands.”

All3Media International has already secured sales for the first two seasons of Van der Valk (6 x 120’ in total). Since the drama launched in 2019, deals have been signed with Discovery (Italy), France Televisions (France), NRK (Norway), TV2 (Denmark), TV4 (Sweden), HRT (Croatia), Canal Cosmopolitan (Spain).

It has also been acquired by NHK (Japan), ViuTVsix (Hong Kong), ABC (Australia), Sky (New Zealand), DirecTV (Latin America) and BBC Global Channels (Africa).

Pippa Considine

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