ITV’s reboot of the Dutch drama follows the title detective and his team as they crack cases around Amsterdam. A cynical detective takes on criminal cases utilizing insightful human observation and his natural street smarts. The drama is of the crime and thriller genre based on Nicolas Freeling’s novels. The initial five series were produced for the ITV network from 1972-1992 and later remade in April 2020, starring Mac Warren in the title role again produced for ITV.
Several films and radio have obtained their adaptation from the original series. The three-part film is executively produced by Michele Buck(Endeavour, Parade’s End, Lewis Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple, and Poirot) for Company Pictures and Louise Pedersen(Blood) for all three media international. Sabine Brian, co-producer for NL Films, and Keith Thompson(Vikings, Foyle’s War), serve as the producers.
Co-writer Chris Murray gives us a tantalizing idea of what’s to come: “We’re taking our audience into a brand new Amsterdam world, with the added excitement of two new amazing characters joining the Van Der Valk family. We’re confident that this new season will build onto the previous success and keep the momentum going.”
Don’t miss out on the suspense and intrigue as Van der Valk season 3 has already hit screens. Keep reading for more exclusive details!
Van Der Valk Season 3 Release Date: Will it return with season 4?
The lure of Amsterdam is calling and so is the highly anticipated third season of Van der Valk on ITV! Marc Warren and Maimie McCoy are joined by some fresh faces to take us on another exciting journey through the captivating streets of the Netherlands’ capital. With the previous adaptation of Nicolas Freeling’s book boasting 32 episodes, it’s no surprise that more thrilling material awaits us.
Get ready to mark your calendars because the highly-anticipated return of Van der Valk has been released on 18th Jun 2023 and you won’t want to miss it! The excitement continues as new episodes will be released weekly on Sunday nights until all three heart-pumping instalments have aired.
Before going into all the nitty-gritty of Season 3 let us look at the recap, review and rating of the previous season.
Van Der Valk Season 2 Recap:
The second season of Van Der Valk made its premiere on September 12, 2022. This three-episode season captivates audiences with its thrilling plot as Van Der Valk sets out to investigate two separate murders that occurred on the same day in the first episode, cleverly titled “X marks the spot.”
In episode three, named “Now / Later / Schooneveld,” the audience is taken on a suspenseful journey as a young, talented cellist is targeted by an unknown assailant. A gripping orchestral performance, an unexpected attack, and a tragic ending keep the viewers on the edge of their seats.
Van Der Valk Season 2 Review:
Season 2 of Van Der Valk has been a hit among viewers and critics alike, with glowing reviews on several platforms. Praise has been given to the show’s intriguing plot and solid storytelling, with some noting that, while it may not be the top cop show on TV, it is certainly striving for self-improvement. Overall, it is clear that Van Der Valk is a show worth watching and that its future looks promising.
Van Der Valk Season 2 Rating:
The episode “Payback in Amsterdam” received a 7.8/10 rating from 172 users on IMDb, while Rotten Tomatoes granted the show a 71% Tomatometer score based on 7 critic reviews and a 100% Audience Score.
Van Der Valk Season 3 Plot: What will happen?
Van der Valk Season 3 offers a thrilling ride with three action-packed episodes. In episode 1, the team investigates the shooting of a highly-skilled Freerunning champion, which takes them deep into the world of drug smuggling and an envious personal tale. Meanwhile, Van der Valk reunites with his ex-girlfriend Lena, raising the stakes even higher.
Episode 2 explores the series’ first-ever Cold Case, involving a museum employee’s murder and a link back to a troubled teenage girl’s past. With a new identity and a fresh start, she awakens old fears of a potential repeat of gruesome events.
But with Lena begging for another chance, this is a story of redemption and the possibility of second chances- both in life and in love. The team delves into the outlandish world of magic and sorcery, only to discover a heartbreaking reality of medical negligence and personal resentments.
And if that weren’t enough, Van der Valk himself faces his own demons and agonizing past before making a decision that may lead to his own happy ever after.
Van Der Valk Season 3 Cast: Who will be in?
The cast in season one is likely to remain the same in the next season. Consequently, you expect Maimie McCoy (The three Musketeers) as Lucianne Hassell, the courageous and fiercely competent right-hand man. Marc Warren (Safe, Mad dogs) features as streetwise Dutch detective Van der Valk.
Also starring are Luke Allen-Gale (Dominion), Darell D’Silva (Strike Back), Elliot Barnes-Worrell (Jericho), and Emma Fielding (Les MiserabVan der Valk season 3 is gearing up for an intriguing new chapter with a change in central cast.
Fan favorites such as Marc Warren, Maimie McCoy, Darrell D’Silva, and Emma Fielding are returning, but not without some exciting shakeups. Sadly, Luke Allen-Gale and Elliot Barnes-Worrell will not be back as Brad de Vries and Job Cloovers.
However, two new dynamic characters, Citra Li played by Django Chan-Reeves and Eddie Suleman played by Azan Ahmed, are joining the team. Get ready to discover the alluring new world of Van Der Valk season 3 with a captivating cast that’s sure to leave you on the edge of your seat.
Van Der Valk Season 3 Trailer:
You can watch the trailer of Van Der Valk Season 3 right here.
People keep killing people…#VanDerValk Series 3. Begins Sunday 18th June at 8pm on @ITV.#MarcWarren @ITVX @DarrellDSilvaX @Maimie_McCoy @emmagafielding @azanahmed__ #DjangoChanReeves @CoPicsTV pic.twitter.com/f6JUETXLuQ— Van der Valk (@VanderValkTV) June 12, 2023
Previous episodes of season one and two can be watched on the ITV hub to get an insight into this epic crime drama.
Is Van Der Valk renewed for a Season 4?
With Season 3 just released this month, fans are eagerly anticipating news of a fourth season. While there are many factors that may affect a show’s renewal, such as ratings, popularity, and critical acclaim, we choose to remain hopeful that our favorite show will return. Let’s keep our fingers crossed and wait for the creators’ official announcements.