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Inspector Montalbano 2024: Disappointments or New Episodes?

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Ignite the suspense, dear Montalbano fans! In 2024, the fate of the two unreleased episodes, 38 and 39, “The Cook of the Halcyon” and “Riccardino”, hangs in the balance of uncertainty. Find out the latest news on the fate of the series, including attempts to sell it to platforms such as Netflix and MHz Choice, whose current streaming of Inspector Montalbano in the USA and Canada has won over audiences with Palomar’s other Sicilian detective series such as Don’t Leave Me, “The Young Montalbano”, “Makari”, and more. Let’s find out together if the wait will be rewarded, or if we will have to reckon with new disappointments.

Inspector Montalbano 2024: Will we be disappointed, or will we finally get the new episodes we’ve all been waiting for?

With regret, we inform you that the air date of the two long-awaited new episodes of Inspector Montalbano remains shrouded in mystery. Initially scheduled for the end of 2023 or immediately after the conclusion of the Sanremo Festival in February 2024, their airing date is now uncertain. Although Rai has been delighting viewers with re-runs of episodes every Sunday from 14 January to 4 February 2024, the broadcast date of the new episodes and the status of filming or post-production remain unknown.

Ragusa, Scicli, and Ragusa Ibla (the most important filming locations) miss Inspector Montalbano, whose impact has suffered a setback after the long absence of new episodes and the lukewarm reception of the reruns by the public. The future of the television series, created from the pen of the late Andrea Camilleri, is shrouded in uncertainty. The only certain fact at the moment is that in 2024, we will not see the two hypothetical unreleased episodes, usually broadcast on Rai 1 the week after the conclusion of the Sanremo Festival 2024.

Only six months ago, it seemed confident that the last two unreleased films of Inspector Montalbano would be made, with Luca Zingaretti still playing the Inspector. However, the situation has changed, and now even the participation of actor Cesare Bocci, who plays Mimì Augello, Montalbano’s right-hand man and great friend, seems to cast a shadow over the project. Bocci recently stated that Il Commissario Montalbano seems to have retired for good, considering the experience as magical but long over.

It is known that Palomar has made significant efforts to sell the series to Netflix and MHz Choice, considering its considerable success worldwide. However, at the moment, negotiations still seem to be unsuccessful. The hope of seeing Inspector Montalbano on new screens continues, but for now, we must be patient while discussions continue.

The two remaining episodes are entitled “The Cook of the Halcyon” and “Riccardino”. We are sure that the Montalbano community is looking forward to these new adventures, but at the moment, the broadcast date remains uncertain.

As for our friends in the United Kingdom, we would like to inform you that there is currently no news from the BBC iPlayer either.

We continue to hope for positive developments and will keep you updated on any news. Now, as soon as a new repeat is confirmed, we will not fail to inform all our faithful followers promptly. Stay tuned for the latest news on Inspector Montalbano 2024. We invite you to subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with the latest news on the return of Salvo Montalbano.

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About Giulia

Introducing Giulia, the other half of our blogging team. Giulia, alongside her husband Joe, shares a deep appreciation for the Inspector Montalbano TV series and Andrea Camilleri’s literary works. Their exploration of Montalbano’s Sicily led them to fall head over heels for Ragusa. Giulia finds joy in strolling through the city's streets adorned with baroque art, savoring Sicilian cuisine, and relishing the proximity to the finest beaches in Sicily, including Marina di Ragusa, Scoglitti, Cefalù, and beyond. Together, they also embark on adventures to uncover famous filming locations across Europe.

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