The second season of ITV's Dutch-set crime drama Van der Valk has only just finished airing, but a third is already on the way.


Based on Nicholas Freeling's books, ITV's reboot is proving just as popular as the original series, which ran for 32 episodes also on ITV.

Van der Valk season 3 has already been filmed in Amsterdam, with executive producer Michele Buck saying: “We are happy to announce some good news for Van der Valk fans, series 3 has already been filmed on location in Amsterdam and will return to your screens next year.”

It's unclear at this stage whether the new season will consist of three episodes, like seasons 1 and 2, or more. But we can expect Marc Warren to return as Piet Van der Valk – previously played by Barry Foster – with his team in tow, of course.

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

Earlier this year, Lucienne Hassell star Maimie McCoy posted a script for Van der Valk season 3 on Instagram and said that she was "back keeping the streets safe", so the renewal isn't too much of a surprise.

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Warren previously told and other press that he'd play the character "as long as people want it", which means the ITV reboot could be on its way to reach its predecessor's heights.

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Van der Valk seasons 1 and 2 are now available in full on ITV Hub. You can also get a 30-day free trial of ITV Hub+ on Amazon Prime Video.

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