'Ian Rankin’s Inspector Rebus Set for Major Reimagining From

Rebus Set for Major Reimagining From

Ian Rankin’s

immensely popular detective, Inspector John Rebus, is set for a major reimagining in the

drama commission

and the first Rebus TV adaptation for nearly 15 years

In the

drama, Rebus is in his 30s, recently divorced and demoted to Detective Sergeant

He has

a new colleague, Detective Constable Siobhan Clarke, and is struggling to deal with the changes

The bestselling

Inspector Rebus books have sold 30 million copies and been translated into 36 languages, with fan bases

, US, France,

Germany, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Turkey and Finland

Four series

of “Rebus” were produced for ITV, with the last one airing in 2007

The principal

cast and director of the new production will be revealed imminently, and filming is set

Rankin said:

“I’m hugely excited at the thought of Rebus returning to our screens and it’

I’ve been

a fan since ‘Gagarin Way’ and know that he understands the world of Rebus

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