Cinemax is getting into the serial killing game.
Deadline reports that the HBO sister cabler has order six-episode limited series Rellik from Harry and Jack Williams (The Missing). The series, like BBC1’s The Missing, is set as a limited run with wiggle room for future installments if the series performs well.
Rellik, or “killer” spelled backwards, will follow the story of a serial killer in reverse, revealing the identity of the killer at the start of the series. If future installments of the series do occur there is no telling if those subsequent seasons would maintain the reverse storytelling or adopt a different storytelling approach altogether. The Williams brothers’ The Missing approached additional seasons by focusing on a different missing person case each time around. Rellik was written by the Williams brothers and will be directed by Emmy-nominated Luther director Sam Miller.
The limited series, which was commissioned by BBC1 last year, is executive produced by the Williams brothers through their Two Brothers Pictures, New Pictures’ Willow Grylls, Charlie Pattinson and Elaine Pyke, and BBC’s Stephen Wright. International distribution for the series is handled by All3Media.