Re-airing June 24, 2012 on PBS Check local listings
There's a new boss on the murder squad, Ernesto Hueber, and to his position he's brought an ironclad Code of Conduct, an antagonistic relationship with the powers that be and a bitter contempt for Zen. No "fraternizing" with coworkers and no freedom to define and skirt his own boundaries means certain noncompliance for Zen. Between his growing relationship with Tania and a new morally ambiguous case handed to him by the Ministry, Zen now must navigate the potential minefields of the girlfriend, the boss and the law.
To pay a kidnapping ransom is illegal in Italy. But that is exactly what Zen is tasked with by the Ministry when the head of the powerful Miletti family is kidnapped and his lawyer is murdered during the ransom drop. With his rival Fabri on the case and a mysterious stranger on his tail, Zen is poised to take a fall. Will the feisty Venetian find a slippery solution to his high-stakes dilemma, or is he finally out of luck?
Based on Michael Dibdin's bestselling Aurelio Zen novel, Ratking stars Rufus Sewell (Middlemarch), Caterina Murino (Casino Royale), and Ed Stoppard (Upstairs Downstairs).
Video Q&A: Sewell and Stoppard
Zen stars Rufus Sewell and Ed Stoppard on the cool and complex character of Zen, life on the laid-back set and the chic style of the series.
On set in Italy, the Zen cast and crew on adapting Michael Dibdin's novels, the casting and chemistry.
Recipes from Lidia Bastianich
The celebrated television chef offers three delectable Italian dishes inspired by Zen.