BBC One’s new crime drama series Rellik will premiere on Monday September 11th at 9pm, it has been announced.
Rellik asks the questions 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, 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, she is a bright and intense detective, eager to please.
The six-part series hails from The Missing‘s Harry and Jack Williams and is produced by New Pictures and Two Brothers Pictures in association with HBO/Cinemax. The cast is led by Richard Dormer (Game Of Thrones) and Jodi Balfour (The Crown), and also includes: Rosalind Eleazar (Christine), Paterson Joseph (Isaac), Paul Rhys (Patrick), Michael Shaeffer (Steven) and Lærke Winther (Lisa).
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.