Germany’s ARD Degeto for Das Erste (ARD) and all3media international have co-commissioned the series.
all3media international today also announces pre-sales with France Télévisions (France) and ITV (UK) with NPO Netherlands as the Dutch broadcast partner. There will be 3 x 90 minutes films.
Inspired by the drama produced by Thames Television in the 1970s, which aired for five seasons, the last in 1992, the new Van der Valkwill once again centre on the investigations of Dutch detective Piet Van Der Valk in and around the city of Amsterdam.
The original Van der Valk, which was loosely based on the novels by Nicolas Freeling, 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 will reimagine Van der Valk in the lively and enigmatic city of Amsterdam, following 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.