Trivia / Inspector Rex

  • Adored by the Network: Australia's SBS has a love affair with this series, which they pretty much admit on their special Inspector Rex website. As of this writing the show has more-or-less been slotted in at 7.30pm on Thursday since 1997, and marathons are not uncommon.
  • Channel Hop: The ten Austrian seasons were produced by ORF (Österreicher Rundfunk). After an hiatus the series was retaken by the Italian producer RAI. Season 11 was filmed in both Vienna and Rome, but from Season 12 onwards it becomes fully Italian, although in Season 12 there was a last meeting with Kunz and Dr. Graf.
  • Creative Differences: Ettore Bassi (the actor that plays Davide Rivera) and Andrea Costantini left the series because they did not want the series to marginalize the action and the main inspector in favor of a comedic atmosphere. The same happened before to Kaspar Capparoni, albeit the series was not as dark back when he was interpreting Lorenzo Fabbri.
  • McLeaned:
    • Tobias Moretti did not want to know anymore of Rex and did not want to be recognized mainly as Richard Moser, so he wanted the writers to kill him off.
    • Kaspar Capparoni went because he did not want the comical style of the Austrian series to return (albeit the series was not that dark at the point), so he left the series. It was decided to kill Lorenzo off.
  • Recast as a Regular: Brandtner, Moser's replacement, and Hoffmann, Brandtner's replacement, were both played by actors who had previously appeared as villains. Elke Winkens had played a minor character in the seventh season (a love interest to Brandtner) before playing Nikki Herzog.
  • You Look Familiar: Several Austrian actors also have reoccurring roles throughout the series. There is a special case with Denise Zich: she played a character in the chapter "Der Tod kam zweimal" (seventh season) before playing Erika Hedl in the two earlier chapters of the Italian revival.