After the success of the Wallander mysteries, Left Bank Pictures has commissioned three Aurelio Zen Mysteries (Michael Dibden) and one Inspector Banks (Peter Robinson) drama. Yay!
The Zen mysteries are set in Italy and feature a middle-aged detective who in the early novels lives with his mother in a Rome apartment. Ratking is being adapted by Peter Berry, Vendetta by Simon Burke, and Dead Lagoon by Patrick Harbison. Robinson's 2002 novel Aftermath is being adapted by Robert Murphy. This film will feature Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks, of course, who lives in the Yorkshire town of Eastvale. It is hope that the two detective mysteries will become long-running franchise. YES!