Backstrom (TV series)
|Based on||Backstrom book series by Leif G. W. Persson|
|Developed by||Hart Hanson|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Production company(s)||Far Field Productions
20th Century Fox Television
Backstrom is an upcoming American crime drama series based on the Swedish book series by Leif G. W. Persson and developed by Bones executive producer Hart Hanson. The series will premiere in spring 2015.
Backstrom centers on Everett Backstrom (Rainn Wilson), an "overweight, offensive, irascible" detective who is engaged in a constant struggle with his "self-destructive" tendencies, and is part of a team of eccentric criminologists.
Cast and characters
- Rainn Wilson as Detective Everett Backstrom
- Genevieve Angelson as Detective Nicole Gravely, Backstrom's second in command.
- Page Kennedy as Officer Frank Moto, member of the Special Crimes Unit.
- Kristoffer Polaha as Sgt. Peter Niedermayer, the unit's Forensics Liaison.
- Dennis Haysbert as Detective John Almond, a kind and devoutly religious man who has been married for 30 years.
- Beatrice Rosen as Nadia Chickikov, a foreign-born civilian who supports the detectives in the Special Crimes Group.
- Thomas Dekker as Gregory Valentine, Backstrom's decorator and "underworld connection".
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