Van Der Valk set for detective series remake
Classic Dutch detective series from the 1970s is getting a new lease of life.
Classic Brit detective series Van Der Valk is getting a remake.
The original series starred Barry Foster as a Dutch detective which ran for 3 seasons from 1972- 77 before two further series in 1991 and ’92. The Thames Television series also spawned a chart-topping theme song.
Marc Warren (pictured, Safe, Mad Dogs) will star as a street smart and unapologetic Dutch detective in Amsterdam, solving mysterious crimes with human observation and inspired detection.
The show will be filmed in Amsterdam, with Chris Murray (Midsomer Murders) penning the script.
All3Media International boss Louise Pedersen said, “Van der Valk is a fantastic example of our proactive scripted development and investment strategy. We are confident that there is global demand for top quality procedural detective stories and, as the queen of detective shows, Michele Buck and her team at Company Pictures are brilliantly placed to deliver us a fantastic new series in this genre.”