Backstrom (Fox 2015 with Rainn Wilson and Kristoffer Polaha)

USA / Fox / 13×60 minute episodes / Broadcast from 22 January 2015

Creator and Executive Producer: Hart Hanson / Books: Leif G.W. Persson / Executive Producers: Leif G.W. Persson, Niclas Salomonsson / Producers: Rainn Wilson, Josh Levy

Crime drama series based on a series of highly popular Swedish novels about irascible detective Everett Backstrom. Throughout the series, Backstrom leads his team, the Serious Crimes Unit, as they navigate Portland’s most sensitive cases and at the same time tries but fails to change his self-destructive behavior.

Wilson said of the series “I couldn’t be more thrilled to get a chance to dig into Detective Everett Backstrom. For an actor it’s rare to get a crack at a role of such intelligence, humor and complexity. He’s a delightfully disheveled misanthrope with a twisted, brilliant mind and a heart of barbed wire. Truly the role of a lifetime.”

Rainn Wilson as Detective Everett Backstrom
Kristoffer Polaha as Sergeant Peter Niedermayer
Dennis Haysbert as Detective Sergeant John Almond
Page Kennedy as Officer Frank Moto
Beatrice Rosen as Nadia Paquet

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