The Young Montalbano is an Italian television series produced and broadcast by Radiotelevisione Italiana in 2012 and 2015. It is a prequel to the popular series Inspector Montalbano, based on the detective novels of Andrea Camilleri, set in the fictional town of Vigàta, Sicily. The first season was originally broadcast in February–March 2012 by Rai 1 in Italy. The series was broadcast in the United States by MHz WorldView as part of their International Mystery series in October–November 2012. The BBC acquired the series in late 2012, and the first episode was broadcast by BBC Four in the UK on 7 September 2013. Series producer Carlo Degli Esposti, in an interview published in TV Sorrisi e Canzoni in April 2012, confirmed that a second season was expected to start filming in late 2013, but it was then delayed until August 2014, and the second season was not broadcast in Italy until September–October 2015. In 2016 UK's BBC 4 began broadcasting Series 2. The first episode 1/6, "The Man Who Followed Funerals" was broadcast on 6 January 2016.