The air date for a new TV series which was filmed in Glasgow last year has been revealed. 

The BBC has today announced that the TV adaptation of Sir Ian Rankin’s best-selling Inspector Rebus character will officially launch this spring.

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The six-part crime series will see Outlander star Richard Rankin play the lead role of Detective Sergeant John Rebus alongside Bulletproof’s Lucie Shorthouse, Versailles actor Stuart Bowman and Atonement star Michelle Duncan.

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The show, which was written by Gregory Burke, will reimagine the character as a younger DS who is drawn into a violent criminal conflict after he finds out his younger brother Michael, a former soldier, is involved with criminality.

Rebus will find himself torn between wanting to protect his brother and wishing to enforce the law.

Glasgow Times:

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The Glasgow Times previously reported that the show was seen filming in the West End of the city outside venues like Oran Mor, Byres Road and cafe Kember and Jones. 

Richard Rankin was even pictured on set by our photographer Gordon Terris. 

Speaking on the production, Sir Ian Rankin, 63, said: “I’m thrilled that Rebus is coming to the BBC.

“A great cast and a compelling story – I really can’t wait for viewers to see it.”

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While Richard Rankin added: “I am thrilled that Rebus will premiere on the BBC. It’s been an honour taking on the role of Ian Rankin’s renowned John Rebus.

“A character enjoyed by so many in such a fresh and original adaptation.”

Rankin follows in the footsteps of John Hannah and Ken Stott, who played John Rebus in ITV’s adaptation, which aired in the noughties before it was axed following its final series in 2007.

Rebus will air on BBC Scotland, BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

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Sandra McFadden, head of business BBC Scotland Commissioning, said: “Rebus, of course, needs no introduction, being one of Scotland’s most prolific literary characters, but we’re thrilled to be bringing this new television adaptation, starring Richard Rankin, to our audiences in Scotland and across the UK.”

The first Rebus book, Knots & Crosses, was published in 1987 and the Sir Ian’s detective novels have been translated into 22 languages and become bestsellers on several continents.