After a photographer and a lawyer start a steamy affair, their lives and those around them get entangled in dirty business and family secrets.




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Series cast summary:
Sylvia Hoeks ...  Iris van Erkel-Hoegaarde / ... 32 episodes, 2011-2015
Kees Prins ...  Huub Couwenberg 32 episodes, 2011-2015
Guido Pollemans Guido Pollemans ...  Björn Couwenberg 32 episodes, 2011-2015
Rifka Lodeizen ...  Elsie Steenhouwer-Couwenberg / ... 32 episodes, 2011-2015
Jeffrey Hamilton Jeffrey Hamilton ...  Marco Steenhouwer 32 episodes, 2011-2015
Sigrid ten Napel Sigrid ten Napel ...  Marit Steenhouwer 32 episodes, 2011-2015
Fedja van Huêt ...  Willem Steenhouwer 32 episodes, 2011-2015
Redmar Siegertsz Redmar Siegertsz ...  Menno van Erkel 32 episodes, 2011-2015
Ramsey Nasr Ramsey Nasr ...  Pepijn van Erkel 29 episodes, 2011-2015
Kenneth Herdigein Kenneth Herdigein ...  Ben Mengeling 28 episodes, 2011-2015
Bert Luppes Bert Luppes ...  Joachim Lampe 24 episodes, 2011-2015
Sabrina van Halderen Sabrina van Halderen ...  Jill 14 episodes, 2011-2015
Elisa Beuger Elisa Beuger ...  Mariel 13 episodes, 2011-2013


After a photographer and a lawyer start a steamy affair, their lives and those around them get entangled in dirty business and family secrets.

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Release Date:

8 September 2011 (Netherlands) See more »

Filming Locations:

Badhoevedorp, Netherlands See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Brilliant Dutch television series
1 December 2011 | by PGMHeutsSee all my reviews

After having watched all twelve episodes of this Dutch television series, it is obvious to me that this series is one of the best Dutch television series of the last decade: well written, very good acting (espcially by Sylvia Hoeks and Kees Prins) and beautiful cinematography. In "Overspel" the storyline and the development of the characters are more important than fast action scenes. Even though "Overspel" can't reach the extremely high level of the Danish series "The Killing" (a.k.a. Forbrydelsen), I can very much recommend it. For non Dutch readers who have become curious and would like to watch it: the DVD-release has English subtitles.

Addition after watching season 2. Season 2 of Overspel is again of very high quality and the acting is, like in season 1, on a very high level. Especially Kees Prins and Ramsey Nasr are sublime as father and son Couwenberg. Of course Sylvia Hoeks plays her character Iris very convincing too. The tension in season 2 is increasing from episode 1 until the final episode 10. I will not go into further detail, but I've enjoyed every second of this season a lot. I'm looking forward to the 3rd season, which has been filmed already (if I'm well informed), or is in the process of being filmed. Can't wait!

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