Masterpiece: Van der Valk
- Written by Belinda Elliott
- Category: Arts & Entertainment
- Published: 02 September 2020
Amsterdam—city of bikes, boats, and bodies. At least, that’s the way steely-eyed cop Piet van der Valk sees his murder-infested beat. Marc Warren (Beecham House, The Good Wife) stars as the title character in an all-new series based on Nicolas Freeling’s legendary crime thrillers, on Van der Valk, airing in three gripping 90-minute episodes on Masterpiece, Sundays, September 13-27 at 9 p.m.
The wildly popular original series of Van der Valk starred Barry Foster and ran on British television from 1972 to 1992. Now Marc Warren steps into the role of the
brilliant but cynical commissaris (inspector), solving baffling crimes in 21st-century Amsterdam, which is more prosperous, cosmopolitan, and crime-prone than ever. Co-starring are Maimie McCoy (Wallander) as Van der Valk’s right-hand woman,Lucienne Hassell; Luke Allen-Gale (Dominion) as the scruffy sergeant, Brad deVries; and Elliot Barnes-Worrell (Jericho) as the squad’s brainy new guy, Job Cloovers.
The recurring cast also features Emma Fielding (Les Misérables) as Van der Valk’s incorruptible but indulgent boss, Julia Dahlman; and Darrell D’Silva (Game of
Thrones) as the team’s hard-living, virtuoso pathologist, Hendrik Davie.