Backstrom (TV series)

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Genre Crime drama
Based on The Bäckström Series 
by Leif G. W. Persson
Developed by Hart Hanson
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes (List of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Hart Hanson
  • Leif G.W. Persson
  • Mark Mylod
  • Niclas Salomonsson
Producer(s) Rainn Wilson
Production company(s) Far Field Productions
20th Century Fox Television
SoulPancake Productions
Original channel Fox
External links

Backstrom is an upcoming American crime comedy-drama series based on the Swedish book series by Leif G. W. Persson and developed by Bones executive producer Hart Hanson.[1] The series will premiere on January 22, 2015.[2]


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[edit]

Main cast[edit]

  • Rainn Wilson[3] as Detective Everett Backstrom
  • Genevieve Angelson as Detective Nicole Gravely, Backstrom's second in command.[4]
  • 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 Paquet, a foreign-born civilian who supports the detectives in the Special Crimes Group.
  • Thomas Dekker as Gregory Valentine, Backstrom's decorator and "underworld connection".



In July 2012, CBS green lighted a pilot episode to be produced for Backstrom.[5] The pilot for the series was filmed in Vancouver.[6]

When CBS passed on the pilot, 20th Century Fox Television shopped it around to other networks before landing a 13-episode series order with their own network, Fox.[1]


No. in
No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
U.S. viewers
1 1 "Dragon Slayer"[7] Mark Mylod Hart Hanson January 22, 2015 (2015-01-22) 1AWM79 N/A
TBA TBA "Takes One to Know One"[7] TBA TBA TBA TBA N/A
TBA TBA "I Am a Bird Now"[7] TBA TBA TBA TBA N/A
TBA TBA "Bella"[7] Alex Chapple Joe Hortua TBA TBA N/A
TBA TBA "The Inescapable Truth"[7] Michael Offer Eli Attie TBA TBA N/A
TBA TBA "Give 'Til It Hurts"[7] Rob Hardy TBA TBA 1AWM06 N/A
TBA TBA "Bogeyman"[7] TBA TBA TBA 1AWM07 N/A
TBA TBA "Love Is a Rose and You Better Not Pick It"[7] Kevin Hooks Joe Hortua TBA TBA N/A
TBA TBA "I Like to Watch"[7] Adam Arkin TBA TBA TBA N/A
TBA TBA "Enemy of My Enemies"[7] Sarah Pia Anderson TBA TBA TBA N/A
TBA TBA "Ancient Chinese Secret"[7] TBA TBA TBA TBA N/A
TBA TBA "Corkscrewed"[7] TBA TBA TBA TBA N/A


  1. ^ a b "FOX Cracks the Case with Hart Hanson's New Crime Drama "Backstrom"". The Futon Critic. January 7, 2014. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (November 20, 2014). "Fox Sets Dates for Following, Bones' Spring Return, Backstrom and More". Retrieved November 23, 2014. 
  3. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (March 17, 2013). "Rainn Wilson to Star in Hart Hanson's 'Backstrom' Adaptation for CBS". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 14, 2014). "Genevieve Angelson Set As Female Lead In Fox Series ‘Backstrom’; Christopher Denham Joins WGN America’s ‘Manhattan’". Retrieved February 15, 2014. 
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (July 30, 2012). "‘Backstrom’ Crime Drama From ‘Bones’ Creator Hart Hanson And 20th TV Gets Pilot Production Commitment At CBS". Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  6. ^ "SHOOT: Rainn Wilson & Dennis Haysbert Film CBS Pilot BACKSTROM in Downtown Vancouver Alley". March 28, 2013. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l

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