Gregory Burke To Adapt Ian Rankin's Inspector Rebus For Eleventh Hour

rebusEleventh Hour Films have scooped up the rights to Ian Rankin's character Inspector Rebus. They've tapped '71 and Black Watch writer Gregory Burke to do the contemporary adaptation. Rankin debuted Rebus in the 1987 novel Knots And Crosses and has written another 20 about the character since with Rather Be The Devil coming out in 2016. The series focus on John Rebus, a detective inspector in Edinburgh, Scotland. A previous adaptation of the character had John Hannah (Agents of SHIELD) playing Rebus for four episodes in 2000-2001 and then Ken Stott (The Hobbit) in 2006-2007.

Burke said of the novels:

As someone who has grown up and lives in South East Scotland, Ian Rankin's best-selling books provide the perfect material to make a thrilling series about crime in the modern world.

Rebus will be the first of a new TV drama slate from Eleventh Hour based out of Scotland. Their previous efforts include BBC One's New Blood and ITV's Foyle's War.

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