THE release date for the TV adaptation of a Cardenden author's novel series has been revealed. 

Rebus, a crime TV series based on Iain Rankin's 'Inspector Rebus' books has been adapted for the screen by Gregory Burke, a screenwriter from Rosyth. 

The show will follow a younger, reimagined, John Rebus as he navigates a violent criminal conflict that turns personal when his brother Michael, a former soldier, crosses the line.

Richard Rankin, known for his roles in Outlander and The Replacement, will bring the young Detective Sergeant to life while Brian Ferguson (The Ipcress File, Spanish Princess) will play his brother and Line of Duty actress, Lucie Shorthouse will take on the role of Detective Constable Siobhan Clarke, Rebus' partner in the investigation. 

They join a previously announced cast, comprising of Amy Manson (The Nevers, The Diplomat), Neshla Caplan (The Rig, Scot Squad), Noof Ousellam (Vigil, Guilt), Stuart Bowman (The Serpent, Bodyguard), Caroline Lee Johnson (Trying, Ridley), Sean Buchanan (Censor, Mary Queen of Scots), Thoren Ferguson (The Midwich Cuckoos) and Michelle Duncan (Baptise, Elizabeth is Missing)

The Edinburgh-based, six-part series will premiere on Friday, May 17, with all episodes available to stream on BBC iPlayer from 6 am that day. Episode one will air on BBC Scotland that day.