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‘Rellik’ Trailer: Cinemax Serial Killer Drama Tells Its Detective Story in Reverse

"Game of Thrones" actor Richard Dormer stars in the new six-part series, premiering April 13.

Rellik Trailer Richard Dormer

Rellik” is “Killer” spelled backwards, which is one thing the trailer for the new Cinemax serial killer miniseries doesn’t actually put in reverse.

Without getting too much into logistics, this first glimpse shows that through the eyes of Gabriel (Richard Dormer), a British detective, the hunt for a murderer works backwards from the crime at hand to try to catch the person responsible. Gabriel himself is the victim of an attack, as the acid burns on his face show.

In the meantime, amidst all the dispatch teams and shotgun blast victims moving like an inverted GIF, Gabriel’s partner Elaine (Jodi Balfour) tries to sort through her own co-worker’s motivations for bringing these particular suspects to justice.

Time will tell if, as another Dormer character once put it, “The enemy always wins.”

In addition to Dormer and Balfour, “Rellik” also marks the very welcome TV return for Paterson Joseph, last seen on the HBO family of networks in “The Leftovers.” “Rellik” is directed by Hans Herbot and Sam Miller, the latter of whom was also behind the camera for a number of episodes of “Luther.”

Watch the full trailer below (including a cigarette close-up that would make a tripping Roger Sterling proud) below:

“Rellik” premieres Friday, April 13 at 10 p.m. ET on Cinemax.

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