Rellik: A Unique British Crime Thriller

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Although we love almost all British crime dramas, there are some that stand out a little more than others. Rellik is one of those. Written by brothers Harry and Jack Williams (The Missing, which currently streams for free with Prime), Rellik tells the story of a disfigured detective who’s determined the find the serial killer who left a mark on him and so many others. The story is told in reverse, winding its way through not only the crime and the hunt, but through the impact it has on his family and marriage. This is alluded to in the title, too – just try reading Rellik backwards.

Rellik is dark and gritty like a Scandinavian crime drama, but still very distinctly British. Richard Dormer (Game of Thrones) stars as lead DCI Gabriel Markham, and Jodi Balfour (Bomb Girls) is his partner DI Elaine Shepard. Add in a cast of very interesting potential killers and you’ve got a smart, engaging drama. Rellik includes an OCD psychiatrist, an acid-scarred woman, a cruel but suave management consultant, and a loving but paranoid schizophrenic husband and father as some of the top potential suspects.

Where to Watch Rellik in the US

Rellik Series 1 has aired in its entirety over in the UK, but the final episode only aired yesterday, so we’ll be waiting a little bit longer before we can expect it to hit our shores here in the United States. There are 6 episodes in total.

If you’re dying to watch Series 1 of Rellik soon, your best bet is to pre-order the DVD from Amazon UK here. As always, remember that Amazon UK DVDs (or anything marked as Region 2 or non-US format) will require a region-free DVD player to be watched (a great investment for any UK TV lover since you can save a ton buying Region 2 DVDs of your favorite shows). We typically receive most of our Amazon UK orders in under 2 weeks.

With any luck, we’ll see Rellik pop up on a streaming service within the next 4-6 months – though it’s hard to be sure. When we have more details on that, we’ll update this post and make a further announcement on our Facebook page. Click here to visit our Facebook page and like us to receive regular updates on British TV.

Rellik Series 1 Trailer

Although Series 1 isn’t easily and legally watched in the US just yet (aside from the DVD option above), those who may not want to order the DVD just yet can still enjoy the trailer and put the show on their must-see lists. Let us know what you think – will you be watching the series? Or does this one leave you cold?

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    1. I Heart British TV

      We don’t have any further info about where it will air when it makes it’s way over here – but we’ll update when we do. For now, the only option for the antsy among us is to pre-order the DVD from overseas (link above).

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