The Missing writers pen new drama Rellik

BBC One and Cinemax have unveiled the cast for new drama Rellik, as filming begins on the six-part thriller created and written by The Missing creators Harry and Jack Williams.

The drama tells the story of a serial killer in reverse (Rellik is killer backwards) with Richard Dormer (Fortitude) and Jodi Balfour (The Crown) starring as the detectives on a relentless hunt for the killer.

Rellik 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 (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 (Balfour), is a bright and intense detective, eager to please.

The cast also stars, Rosalind Eleazar, Paterson Joseph, Paul Rhys, Michael Shaeffer and Lærke Winther among others.

Harry and Jack Williams, Writers and Executive Producers for Two Brothers Pictures, 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”

Christopher Aird, BBC Executive Producer, says: “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.”

Rellik is produced by New Pictures, Two Brothers Pictures and Cinemax in association with all3media. Sam Miller (Guerrilla, Luther) is the lead director and executive producer, with Hans Herbots also directing.