Walter Presents announces return of hit Dutch series The Adulterer.

In 2019 Walter Presents released 33 shows: 20 brand new series and 13 returning hits. Their last release of 2019 was the Dutch crime drama The Blood Pact and we’re back in the Netherlands for their first release of 2020 – which also happens to be the return of their most viewed show of 2019 – THE ADULTERER.

For those who may not have seen season 1 the series is described as follows: When Iris and Willem cross paths, sparks fly and they cannot deny the intense chemistry between them… little do they know that their lives will soon become more entangled than they could possibly imagine.

While married to a top prosecutor, with whom she has a young son, photographer Iris van Erkel-Hoegaarde meets Willem Steenhouwer at her exhibition launch. Immediately struck by overwhelming attraction for each other, the pair soon succumb to their feelings and embark on a passionate affair. Around the same time Willem, a respected defence lawyer, is called up to represent a man accused of murder. Unbeknownst to him, the case has also been assigned to prosecutor, and loving husband of Iris, Pepijn van Erkel. Once the lovers realise just how much is at stake, they have some tough decisions to make… or have they already been decided for them?

Some specifics on season 2 now. If you haven’t seen it and don’t want SPOILERS for season 1 then just skip to the bottom of the article for details on the premiere date.

Even though Iris and Willem are now openly in a happy relationship, they still have to deal with the consequences of their affair. Elsie is having a tough time in prison for the attempted manslaughter of Iris, Pepjin is fighting for sole custody of Menno, and Willem is struggling to keep his teenage children in check as a single father. Then one day, Marit finds a note to say Willem is going away for a while to ‘think things over’. He wants to be left alone and no one must go looking for him at any cost. But Iris doesn’t believe a word of it. Did Willem leave of his own accord, was he abducted or perhaps even murdered?

Familiar faces in the cast include Sylvia Hoeks who plays Iris from Blade Runner 2049, and Fedja van Huêt who plays Willem from Black Widow and The Swingers 2.

The series: original title Overspel, ran for 3 seasons in the Netherlands between 2011 and 2015. You may have stumbled on the US remake Betrayal which aired here on 5USA back in 2014.

The first episode of season 2 premieres on Channel 4 on Monday, 6th January at 11.30 PM with the full series boxset available on Walter Presents via All 4 immediately afterwards.


7 thoughts on “Walter Presents announces return of hit Dutch series The Adulterer.

  1. Hoping there is a Season 4 of the Adulterer. Loved the series! I have yet to watch the last episode of Season 3 because I don’t want it to end.


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