After waiting since 2020, fans of Van der Valk were no doubt delighted when the Amsterdam-set series made its return in recent weeks for its second run.
Of course, we couldn't do it without series stars Marc Warren and Maimie McCoy who reprised their roles as sleuthing duo Piet Van der Valk and Lucienne Hassell.
The pair have already taken on some epic cases in the second season, but will this be the last time we see the detectives or will there be a third run?
Van der Valk star Marc Warren commented: "Yeah [I’d love to return]. I think as long as people want it, then yeah. Let's see. Let's see what the reaction is."
So, while we wait for news on a potential third season, read on for everything you need to know about Van der Valk season 2.
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When does Van der Valk season 2 air on 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?
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?
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.
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