Independent distributor All3media International has reunited with Company Pictures and co-commissioner ARD Degeto in Germany, along with co-producers Masterpiece in the USA and ITV in the UK, for a second series of detective drama “Van Der Valk,” starring Marc Warren. The commission of a new three-part instalment comes as All3media International confirms yet more deals worldwide for the first season.
Set in and around Amsterdam, the new series of “Van Der Valk” follows the street-smart detective as he leads his dynamic team in solving mysterious crimes using astute human observation and inspired detection. The second series is filmed on location and will, once again, be produced by All3media group’s Company Pictures with NL Film & TV B.V. co-producing. Dutch public broadcaster NPO is also onboard, with additional financing by Netherlands Film Production Incentive. NPO will take broadcast rights for the Netherlands. Filming for the second series is planned to start in Spring 2021.
All3media International also announced numerous deals that have been signed around the world for the first three-part series of “Van Der Valk”: broadcasters in Europe include Discovery (Italy), France Televisions (France), NRK (Norway), TV2 (Denmark), TV4 (Sweden), Croatia (HRT), Canal Cosmopolitan (Spain) and a pan-regional deal in the CIS region (Okko). In addition, deals have been signed in Poland, Lithuania, Italian-speaking Switzerland, Finland, Flemish Belgium, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo, and Slovenia.
In Asia, NHK has acquired the title in Japan and ViuTVsix will play it in Hong Kong. Deals have also been confirmed in Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan in addition to deals signed with ABC (Australia) and Sky (New Zealand). The drama has also secured sales with Directv in Latin America and BBC Global Channels will play the title in Africa.
“The number of deals confirmed for ‘Van Der Valk’ highlights the strong demand in Europe and beyond for two-hour detective dramas. Our clients are always on the look-out for high-quality, well-made primetime drama that appeals to a wide audience – and ‘Van Der Valk’ fits the bill perfectly. We’re delighted to reunite with ARD Degeto, Masterpiece, ITV and Company Pictures on this international co-production, and I know our first-season broadcasters – and their viewers – will be eagerly anticipating more intriguing investigations,” said Louise Pedersen, CEO at All3media International.
Our clients are always on the look-out for high-quality, well-made primetime drama that appeals to a wide audience – and ‘Van Der Valk’ fits the bill perfectly” Louise Pedersen CEO at All3media International