Kommissar Rex is an Austrian police procedural comedy-drama television series created by Peter Hajek and Peter Moser that originally aired from 1994 to 2004 on ORF 1. In 2008, the series was revived under Austro-Italian production on Rai 1, and from the next year, was made fully in Italy, with occasional episodes set in Austria. Rai 1 eventually cancelled the Austro-Italian production in June 2015, after eight Italian seasons. The show follows the German Shepherd police dog Rex, his partners, and the rest of the team at the Vienna Kriminalpolizei homicide unit, as they work together to solve crimes. Since 2008, the show has been set in Rome. A spin-off series, Stockinger, that focuses on Ernst Stockinger, one of the original members of the homicide division, came to TV in 1996. Spinoffs include Polish Komisarz Alex, which takes place in Łódź, Russian spinoff, Muhtar's return and Slovak series Rex, set in Bratislava, from 2017.