Inspector de Luca or Detective De Luca (Italian: Il commissario De Luca) is an Italian television series produced and broadcast by RAI, based on the De Luca trilogy (1990-1996) of detective novels by Carlo Lucarelli. USA (DVD box title): Detective De Luca
The protagonist is Commissario Achille de Luca, and the stories are set in the Italy of the Fascist era and the immediate post-war period. De Luca is depicted as a determined and principled policeman, working in a corrupt and politically charged environment. The series comprises four episodes, three of which are based on novels by Lucarelli, while the first serves as a prequel, introducing the character and the milieu.
The series was directed by Antonio Frazzi, who also co-wrote the episodes with his brother, Andrea and with Lucarelli.
The series was first screened on Italian television in 2008.