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Backstrom: Season 1
From creator/executive producer Hart Hanson (BONES) BACKSTROM is a subversive and comic crime procedural about an unhealthy offensive irascible albeit brilliant detective who is brought back from exile to run the Portland Police Bure
From creator/executive producer Hart Hanson (BONES) BACKSTROM is a subversive and comic crime procedural about an unhealthy offensive irascible albeit brilliant detective who is brought back from exile to run the Portland Police Bureaus Special Crimes Unit (S.C.U.).Detective Lieutenant EVERETT BACKSTROM (Emmy Award nominee Rainn Wilson The Office) is a man with no filter. After a fiveyear exile to the traffic division for offensive behavior he has returned from disgrace to lead Portlands newly minted S.C.U. Tasked with navigating the citys most sensitive and serious cases he must solve each crime as he tries and fails to change his own selfdestructive behavior. To no ones surprise Backstroms return is far from wellreceived especially by his commanding officer Police Chief ANNA CERVANTES. Running the daytoday operations of the S.C.U. is Detective NICOLE GRAVELY (Genevieve Angelson House of Lies) the ambitious and optimistic yin to Backstroms yang she extends herself to the limit to counterbalance his erratic and controversial behavior. By her side is Detective Sergeant JOHN ALMOND (Dennis Haysbert 24 The Unit) a tested veteran of the Bureau who doesnt approve of Backstroms xenophobic antics although he tries to find the light in people when it comes to Backstrom he sees only darkness.The groups forensics liaison is Sergeant PETER NIEDERMAYER (Kristoffer Polaha Ringer Life Unexpected) a handsome freespirited philosophical man whose open approach to the universe pushes all of Backstroms buttons. Managing the chain of evidence at S.C.U. headquarters is civilian support NADIA PAQUET (Beatrice Rosen The Dark Knight) a beautiful French immigrant with a profound ability to navigate cyberspace. She also takes a liking to Backstrom and at least technically fills Backstroms doctors prescription to make a friend.On the street uniformed officer FRANK MOTO (Page Kennedy Blue Mountain State Weeds.) proves his value by suppressing the perpetrators and swiftly maneuvering around hostile conditions. Meanwhile GREGORY VALENTINE (Thomas Dekker Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) who serves as Backstroms tenant decorator and underworld connection has a genuine fondness for the abrasive cop.Using his dark instincts and peculiar abilities Backstrom always manages to outsmart his foes manipulate his peers and with the help of his eccentric team solve the case even as he less ably adjusts to the progressive sensibilities of 21st century Portland. BACKSTROM is from Far Field Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The series is created and written by Hart Hanson and based on renowned Swedish criminologist and novelist Leif G.W. Perssons hit series of books of the same name. The series is executiveproduced by Hanson Kevin Hooks (Last Resort Detroit 187) Persson Niclas Salomonsson and Mark Mylod (Shameless Once Upon a Time) who directed the pilot.