Van der Valk: ITV release date, trailer, and cast with Marc Warren

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Marc Warren returns as Piet van der Valk in the new series of ITV crime drama set in Amsterdam

Van der Valk, the Amsterdam crime drama starring Marc Warren, returns for a second season on ITV on Sunday 7 August.

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The series, which consists of three two-hour episodes, is loosely inspired by a 1970s crime drama of the same name.

Here’s everything you need to know about Van der Valk’s new series.

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What is Van der Valk Series 2 about?

Van der Valk Series 2 is about the ongoing investigations of the Dutch detective.

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The first episode is a large scale serial killer story in which Van der Valk and the team try to solve cryptic clues left by a killer.

The second episode is about corruption in the diamond industry, centered on an Amsterdam-based family diamond company, and the third episode is about the intersection between the sex trade and the classical music scene in Amsterdam.

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Who stars in Van der Valk Series 2?

Marc Warren as Van der Valk as Maimie McCoy as Lucienne holding their guns straight. They are on a pier, with a ferris wheel behind them. (Source: ITV)

Marc Warren plays Piet Van der Valk, the lead detective. Warren is a prolific actor who is probably still best known for roles on shows like Hustle and Mad Dogs, but you might also recognize him for appearances on the best episode of Doctor Who, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, the Netflix drama Stay Close and as Kalinda’s husband on The Good Wife.

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Maimie McCoy plays Lucienne, Van der Valk’s closest ally. McCoy has appeared in the Morse code spinoff Endeavor, the recent remake of All Creatures Great and Small, and the Martin Freeman vehicle A Confession. In her personal life, she runs a cake shop called Mary’s Tea Parties, which seemed like a fun fact.

They are joined by Luke Allen Gale (Dominion, Monroe) as Brad de Vries, Elliot Barnes-Worrell (Jericho) as Job Cloovers, Darrell D’Silva (Alan Moore’s Show Pieces) as pathologist Hendrik Davie, and Emma Fielding (Unforgotten). as Julia Dahlman.

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Who will write and direct Van der Valk Series 2?

Chris Murray (The Bill, Heartbeat) writes every episode of Van der Valk, co-writing the third episode with Maria Ward.

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The first episode of Van der Valk Series 2 was directed by Jean van de Velde (The Silent Army), the second episode was directed by André van Duren (The Gang of Oss) and the third episode was directed by Joram Lürsen (The Resistance Banker).

Is there a trailer for Van der Valk Series 2?

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Unfortunately not! However, we’ll definitely be updating this piece with one as soon as it’s available – and in the meantime you can check out this Series 1 trailer to get a sense of the general mood of Van der Valk.

When and how can I watch Van der Valk Series 2?

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You can also watch the series on the ITV Hub and Britbox.

Where can I see Van der Valk with Barry Foster from the 1970s?

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The Van der Valk Mysteries, an earlier adaptation of the Van der Valk novels, is currently not available to stream online in the UK. In the US, they are available through PBS Masterpiece Theater.

How many episodes does Van der Valk series 2 have?

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There are three episodes in Van der Valk’s new series, each two hours long (or 90 minutes, excluding commercial breaks).

Will there be a Van der Valk Series 3?

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Yes there is! A third series has been confirmed and is currently in production – check back in a few weeks for the second half of our interview with Chris Murray for some previews of what fans can expect from Series 3.

Why should I watch Van der Valk Series 2?

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It’s one to watch if you enjoyed Van der Valk’s first series, if you like Marc Warren as an actor, or if you’re interested in ITV crime drama in general.

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