Filming Starts On BBC/Cinemax’s ‘Rellik’ A Reverse Serial Killer Drama
Filming has commenced on a major 6 part, hour long, thriller series, Rellik, starring Richard Dormer (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) and Jodi Balfour (Quarry, Bomb Girls). Created and written by Harry and Jack Williams (The Missing, Liar), the drama tells the story of a serial killer in reverse…
Rellik (killer spelled backwards) is a structural conceit which turns the serial killer story on its head. The perpetrator is caught before the drama moves backwards in time to the very beginning – the crime itself and ultimately the killer. The search for the killer provides the backbone of the story but the damaged and disfigured Met detective, Gabriel Markham, played by Dormer, is at its centre. Enigmatic, unrelenting and charismatic, Gabriel is propelled in an obsessive hunt for a serial killer who left a mark on him both physically and mentally. Gabriel’s partner is Elaine, played by Balfour. She is a bright and intense detective, eager to please.
Additional cast includes Rosalind Eleazar (National Treasure) as Christine, Paterson Joseph (Timeless, The Leftovers) as Isaac, Paul Rhys (Victoria, Being Human) as Patrick, Michael Shaeffer (Black Mirror, SS-GB) as Steven, and Lærke Winther (Dicte) as Lisa, among others.
“We are really pleased to be working with the BBC again, and to be partnering with Cinemax for the first time,” commented writers Harry and Jack Williams. “A Rellik is a dark thriller tonally very different to anything we’ve done before and we’re looking forward to bringing it to the screen.” Christopher Aird, BBC Executive Producer, added “Jack and Harry are two of the most imaginative TV writers around and we’re thrilled BBC One is home for Rellik, their boldest series yet.”
The executive producers are Willow Grylls, Charlie Pattinson and Elaine Pyke for New Pictures, Harry and Jack Williams for Two Brothers Pictures, and Christopher Aird for the BBC. Created and written by Harry and Jack Williams, with episode four written by Marston Bloom. Sam Miller (Guerrilla, Luther) is the lead director and executive producer, with Hans Herbots also directing. Producer is Chris Clough.
Rellik is expected to air later in 2017.