Filming has started on BBC One’s new thriller from the creators of The Missing.
Written by Harry and Jack Williams, Rellik tells the story of a serial killer in reverse.
The six one-hour episodes are a co-production between BBC One and Cinemax.
The cast of Rellik will be led by Richard Dormer (Game of Thrones) and Jodi Balfour (The Crown), alongside Rosalind Eleazar, Paterson Joseph, Paul Rhys, Michael Shaeffer and Lærke Winther.
The official synopsis reads: “What makes a serial killer? Or the cop who is compelled to relentlessly track them down? What are the events that form a person into the human being they will become – killer or cop?
“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 (Richard 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 (Jodi Balfour). She is a bright and intense detective, eager to please.”
The Missing writers Harry and Jack Williams said: “We are really pleased to be working with the BBC again and to be partnering with Cinemax for the first time. 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.”
Executive producer Willow Grylls added: “We are delighted to be working with the brilliant Harry and Jack Williams and Two Brothers Pictures on this bold, original and twisting thriller after our successful collaboration of two series of The Missing.”
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