Leading independent distributor All3Media International, in collaboration with co-production partners ARD Degeto (Germany), MASTERPIECE (USA), ITV (UK), and NPO (Holland), can today confirm that the third series for Company Pictures’ hit detective drama Van Der Valk has wrapped production.
First-look images of the returning and new cast have also been revealed. Marc Warren reprises the titular role of Commissaris Piet Van Der Valk, along with Maimie McCoy as Inspector Lucienne Hassell, Darrell D’Silva as team pathologist Hendrik Davie and Emma Fielding as Chief Commissaris Julia Dahlman. Returning cast are joined by new team members Sergeants Citra Li played by Django Chan-Reeves and Eddie Suleman played by Azan Ahmed. Chris Murray continues as lead writer and showrunner, alongside Michele Buck as Executive Producer for Company Pictures.
The announcement follows the successful launch of series two - in the UK it launched on ITV to 4 million viewers*, won its slot on ARD Degeto in Germany returning to an audience of 3.2 million, whilst on NPO in Holland the series outperformed the slot average by 32%*. Additionally, the series US launch on MASTERPIECE has been met with widespread acclaim with The Wall Street Journal praising the series “serpentine plotlines” and calling it “a fine way of spending part of one's Sunday night” whilst Globe and Mail described it as “wonderfully engaging” and “very witty…with a dollop of dark humour.”
All3Media International has already secured a host of sales worldwide 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), and Okko (CIS). It has also been acquired by NHK (Japan), ViuTVsix (Hong Kong), ABC (Australia), Sky (New Zealand), DirecTV (Latin America), and BBC Global Channels (Africa).
The third series is produced in conjunction with NL Film & TV B.V. Dutch public broadcaster NPO is also onboard, with additional financing by Netherlands Film Production Incentive. NPO will take broadcast rights for the Netherlands.