Salvo Montalbano, Andrea Camilleri's popular detective has been a hit both on the written page and the small screen. Montlbano has been featured in 26 novels, with a 27th and final novel yet to be published; 24 of the books have been translated from Italian into English. There have also been nine collections of stories, only two of which have appeared in English. Since 1999, 13 seasons of the Italian-produced Inspector Montalbano -- 34 episodes total -- have been filmed; three more episodes are scheduled to be filmed in 2020 for Season 14. A prequel series, Young Montalbano appeared in 2012 with six episodes; a second season with an additional six episodes was aired in 2015. The critical reception to Young Montalbano was mixed, although viewers did get a look at Sicily's most famous detective with a full head of hair.
MHz Networks produced this look at the process of translating Camilleri's Montalbano from page to screen.