Here's an update on the Aurelio Zen series starring the dashing Rufus Sewell based on books by Michael Dibdin. Three 90-minute segments for BBCOne and to be aired on PBS in summer of 2011. Also features Ed Stoppard, Ben Miles and Callum Blue!
(shown on left: Rufus with co-star Caterina Murino)
From Leftbank Pictures:
Set in and around Rome, and based on the best-selling novels by the late Michael Dibdin, Rufus Sewell stars as the fictional Italian detective Aurelio Zen. Vendetta, Cabal & Ratking will feature many of the combined attractions of Italy and the Dibdin novels – thrilling investigations, fun, passion, warmth and beautiful people. Michael Dibdin lived in Italy for many years and had 11 Zen books published, which continue to entertain readers around the world. He died three years ago. His novels won many awards including the Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger for Ratking.
and the similarities it shares with Wallander.