Backstrom (Fox 2015, RainnWilson, Dennis Haysbert)

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.’

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Broadcast from 22 January 2015.

production details
USA | Fox | 60 minutes | 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

cast
Thomas Dekker as Gregory Valentine
Dennis Haysbert as Det. Sgt. Almond
Keenan Tracey as Toby Percival
Ever Carradine as Lucy Harms
Kristoffer Polaha as Sgt. Niedermayer
Rainn Wilson as Det. Lt. Backstrom
Beatrice Rosen as Nadia Paquet
Genevieve Angelson as Det. Gravely
Page Kennedy as Officer Moto

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