Posted on April 24th, 2018 by admin

Cinemax’s new limited series Rellik follows the hunt for a serial killer who uses acid to kill his victims.

The title of Cinemax’s new limited series Rellik, or “killer” spelled backwards, is nod to its unorthodox narrative. The story quite literally starts at the end where a presumed serial killer is unjustly shot dead. From there, the story works its way back in time.

The first time the show’s star Richard Dormer read the script, he said the structure dizzied him. “I kind of got used to it toward the end of the second episode. Then I was mystified and drawn in,” he told Den of Geek.

Dormer, perhaps best known to American audiences for his turn in Game of Thrones, has worn the badge on TV before, starring as a police chief in the British cop drama Fortitude. Accepting the lead role of Gabriel in Rellik posed a different challenge for Dormer. The character is a detective who is physically deformed after a brutal acid attack, but presses on with the investigation to take down the serial killer who nearly murdered him. What stood out to Dormer about the script was the amoral protagonist, a man damaged on the inside as much as he is on the outside. Yet Rellik doesn’t fully rely on the antihero-like characterization, but puts a rather unique spin on the crime drama with its story structure.

“If you spell it differently, relic in the dictionary means something that is destroyed or ruined,” Dormer said. “Which is exactly what Gabriel is. He’s a relic of who he was. He’s a destroyed, a ruined man, basically. So, that’s another level to it.”

Gabriel filled the voids in his life with booze, drugs, and sex. Part of what drives him post-acid attack is revenge, what Dormer called “narcissism and immense pride.”

The first thing the audience notices about Gabriel is his physical appearance. With much of the character’s face deformed, Dormer would sit in the makeup room for two hours to put on the prosthetics. On the longer days of shooting he had to wear it for nearly 11 hours. Stepping into character became a physically and emotionally exhausting process, what Dormer calls the hardest shoot he’s ever done.

“The prosthetic really, really swamped the performance because it was absolute hell to wear,” he said. “I really had a hard time, but at least I got to take it off every night. And I feel for anyone who’s experienced anything similar.”

Unfortunately life did mirror art. Around the same time they were shooting the show, stories surfaced of acid attacks in London. It was unnerving for Dormer. And to stay inside Gabriel’s mind for long periods of time became an emotionally taxing experience.

“It really upset me in a lot of ways. The thought of having to go through ‘what if I had to go through the rest of my life with a part of identity removed?’”

Source: Den of Geek

Posted on September 7th, 2017 by admin

Rellik starts on Monday 11th September on BBC 1  at 9pm.

The BBC have been showing the trailer this week which looks absolutely amazing. You can see the trailer here https://www.youtube.com


Posted on September 6th, 2017 by admin

I have added some promotional and episode stills for Rellik.


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Posted on August 31st, 2017 by admin


The trailer has started showing on BBC1 for the new drama Rellik which looks amazing. It will be aired next month. I have added this fantastic new promotional image to the gallery here.

Posted on August 30th, 2017 by admin

If you like Luther, The Missing and Line of Duty, this should grab you.

The last time we saw Richard Dormer tackle a villain was when his character in Game of Thrones, Lord Beric Dondarrion, was igniting his sword to take on the army of the dead, but in his new show, Dormer is using a different approach to confront evil.

As mentioned previously, we’re keeping a close eye on Rellik because the premise sounds very interesting. Basically, the new BBC drama will tell the story of a serial killer in reverse.

If that’s not enough to pique your interest then you’ll be delighted to know that the creators of The Missing, Harry and Jack Williams, are the minds behind this one.

Rellik (killer spelled backwards) aims to flip the serial killer genre on its head. 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?

Unlike other TV dramas, Rellik starts with the killer being caught but this six-part case is far from closed.

As the drama moves backwards in time, we get to see that not everything is clear-cut regarding the crime itself and the killer.

Rellik airs on BBC 1 on 11th September and here’s the gripping trailer below.

Source: Joe.co.uk

Posted on May 19th, 2017 by admin

The new thriller series has been created by the writers of cult hits The Missing and Liar.

EVERYBODY loves a thriller – and now the BBC have recruited the team behind The Missing and Liar for their latest show, Rellik

So what is Rellik about? Who’s in it and when is it on air?

Here’s everything you need to know…

What is Rellik about?

Rellik – killer spelled backwards – tells the story of a serial killed in reverse.

Starting from when the killer is caught, the thriller will go backwards in time to the very beginning of his killing spree.

Gabriel Markham – a disfigured detective – is propelled in an obsessive hunt for the serial killer who literally left a mark on him both physically and mentally.

Elaine, Gabriel’s partner, is drawn into the investigation after being bright but eager to please.

The search for the killer provides the backbone of the story.

Harry and Jack Williams, the writers and producers of the show, 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.

ho has joined the cast of Rellik?

Richard Dormer (Gabriel Markham)

Richard Dormer will be taking on the role of leading man in the new series.

He is most known for his role in Game of Thrones as Lord Beric Dondarrion, but has also been part of the cast on SkyOne’s Fortitude.

The 47-year-old has previously starred alongside Daniel Radcliffe in TV movie My Boy Jack, as well as films including Mrs Henderson Presents and The Escapist.

Jodi Balfour (Elaine)

Jodi is a South African actress who has previously been part of the case in TV series’ Bomb Girls, Quarry and The Best Laid Plans.

This film could potentially be her breakout role as she becomes the quirky and hard-working Elaine.

Rosalind Eleazar (Christine)

Most recently, Rosalind has stared alongside Robbie Coltrane and Julie Walters in the hard-hitting drama, National Treasure.

The story followed a fictional story of a famous TV star being accused of rape – and was loosely based on the Jimmy Saville and Rolf Harris scandals.

She is also set to star in an upcoming Hulu series, Harlots – which depicts life inside a brothel in 18th century London.

When can I watch Rellik on the BBC?

A date for the series is yet to be announced – but filming was announced as commencing from March 17 onwards.

The show will run for six hour-long episodes.

Any missed episodes will be available on demand on BBC iPlayer shortly after the episode airs on TV.

Source: The Sun

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