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Van der Valk season 2: Release date, cast and latest news for ITV drama

Marc Warren's Amsterdam-based detective is back on ITV.

Marc Warren as Van der Valk and Maimie McCoy as Lucienne Hassell in Van der Valk
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Published: Tuesday, 9th August 2022 at 9:20 am
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After a lengthy hiatus, the second season of the Van der Valk reboot series is almost here, which will be music to the ears of those who have been patiently waiting for more since May 2020.

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Like its first outing, viewers will have three new episodes to dive into, with Marc Warren and Maimie McCoy leading the charge as Piet Van der Valk and Lucienne Hassell.

In the first episode, the pair are called in to investigate the gruesome murder of a solicitor who is discovered on a wind farm, episode 2 unfolds inside the world of diamonds, and the third and final instalment thrusts Van der Valk and Lucienne into Amsterdam's music scene following a devastating acid attack.

Just another day at the office then...

But when does it start? And who else can you expect to see alongside Warren and McCoy?

Read on for everything you need to know about Van der Valk season 2.

When does Van der Valk season 2 air on ITV?

Marc Warren as Van Der Valk.
Marc Warren as Van Der Valk. ITV

Van der Valk season 2 began airing on ITV on Sunday 7th August at 8pm.

There will be three episodes in the new season, the first titled Plague in Amsterdam.

What is Van der Valk season 2 about?

Marc Warren as Van Der Valk and Maimie McCoy as Lucienne Hassell.
Marc Warren as Van Der Valk and Maimie McCoy as Lucienne Hassell. ITV

In episode 2, Blood in Amsterdam, airing on Sunday 14th August, this is what you can expect: To commemorate the family matriarch and founder of Cuyper Diamonds, Geraldine Cuyer, her three children and heirs are launching a new range of diamonds in their mother’s memory. Having recently died following a failed heart transplant, her children are launching the 0708 range - the centrepiece of which is a star diamond with the ashes of Geraldine’s heart at its centre.

While the firm is still adjusting to Geraldine’s passing, and with her net worth upon her death at €13 billion - there is all to play for in the company restructuring.

But when the body of former diamond polisher Ahmed Baykam, is discovered cut into three pieces and left on the doorsteps of his employer’s houses, the dysfunctional Cuyper siblings, Van Der Valk and his team must question whether someone has a grudge against the legendary diamond dynasty.

Once the team discover, however, that the victim Ahmed had recently been promoted into a new job, suspicion grows within the diamond factory. Was Ahmed’s rival for the new job incensed at being passed over for promotion? Or was the previous incumbent in the job the man responsible? Driven by a sense of injustice at his unfair dismissal?

The team must infiltrate the diamond world in order to discover that, far from being anyone’s best friend, the multi-faceted diamond business is awash with envy, greed and corruption.

Van der Valk cast: Who's back for season 2?

Marc Warren as Van Der Valk, Darrell D'Silva as Hendrik Davie and Luke Allen-Gale as Brad De Vries.
Marc Warren as Van Der Valk, Darrell D'Silva as Hendrik Davie and Luke Allen-Gale as Brad De Vries. ITV

The central cast from Van der Valk season 1 have all be confirmed to be returning for season 2.

Here's a full list of the major players in Van Der Valk season 2:

  • Marc Warren as Piet van der Valk
  • Maimie McCoy as Lucienne Hassell
  • Luke Allen-Gale as Brad de Vries
  • Elliot Barnes-Worrell as Job Cloovers
  • Darrell D'Silva as Hendrik Davie
  • Emma Fielding as Julia Dahlman

Van der Valk season 2 trailer

An international trailer for Van der Valk season 2 is available to watch right here now.

Van der Valk season 2 will air from Sunday 7th August at 8pm on ITV. For more, check out our TV Guide or visit our dedicated Drama hub.

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