all3media international Secures Van der Valk Presales


all3media international has announced presales of the new Van der Valk detective drama with broadcasters in France, the U.K. and the Netherlands.

France Télévisions, ITV and NPO have boarded the 3×90-minute drama, which is being produced by Company Pictures and NL Film & TV and shot in Amsterdam. Marc Warren stars in the title role in the series, which was co-commissioned by all3media international and Germany’s ARD Degeto for Das Erste and written by Chris Murray. The cast also includes Maimie McCoy, Luke Allen-Gale, Elliot Barnes-Worrell, Darrell D’Silva, Emma Fielding, Kees Boot, Reinout Bussemaker, Frances Grey, Daniel Lapaine, Stephanie Leonidas, Mike Libanon and Vineeta Rishi.

Michele Buck, Company Pictures executive producer, said, “It’s thrilling to be recreating Van der Valk, a contemporary detective series with attractive, intriguing characters, danger and humor—and a fantastic backdrop in Amsterdam. We are delighted to be working with all3media international and ARD as commissioners—and are very proud that, as we start filming, we already have further partners in place whilst still in production.”

Sabine Brian, producer at NL Film & TV, added, “We are honored that Company Pictures and all3media international have put their trust in us to produce the wonderful series Van der Valk, completely situated in the beautiful city center of Amsterdam. We’re delighted to work with a lot of talented professionals on this series and are looking forward to the final results.”

The show is inspired by the drama produced by Thames Television in the 1970s, which was loosely based on the novels by Nicolas Freeling.