Masterpiece on US Public Television has been airing the BBC Aurelio Zen series starring Rufus Sewell, This coming Sunday July 30 they'll show the last episode of the series at 9:00pm EST.
Below is a video interview with Michael Dibdin the late author of the Zen series of detective novels. Though Mr. Dibdin was British, the novels are set in Italy and Zen is very much a Venetian. In the interview below from The Guardian Dibdin talks about how losing his job led to writing the books and also his years and experience of living in Italy. He also talks about his relationship with his creation, Aurelio Zen.
Update: Video of Rufus Sewell talking about Zen from PBS Masterpiece