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Premiere January 22, 2015
Finale April 30, 2015
Based on the series of books by
Leif G.W. Persson
Developed by Hart Hanson
Network/Provider FOX
Style 60-minute crime drama
Company Far Field Productions
20th Century Fox Television
Seasons 1
Episodes 13
(List of episodes)
Origin USA

Backstrom is a crime drama that aired on FOX. The series is based on the character Evert Bäckström, as appearing in a series of crime novels, written by Swedish author/criminologist Leif G.W. Persson (who also serves as an executive producer of the show), with the setting moved from Sweden to Portland, Oregon.

An unhealthy, offensive, irascible - albeit brilliant - detective who sees the worst in everyone, and he's usually right. After a five-year banishment to the traffic division for offensive behavior, he has returned from disgrace to lead Portland's newly minted Special Crimes Unit (S.C.U.). Tasked with navigating the city's most sensitive and serious cases, he must solve each crime as he tries, and fails, to change his own self-destructive behavior



Actor Character
Rainn Wilson Lt. Everett Backstrom
Genevieve Angelson Det. Nicole Gravely
Kristoffer Polaha Sgt. Peter Niedermayer
Page Kennedy Off. Frank Moto
Beatrice Rosen Nadia Paquet
Thomas Dekker Gregory Valentine
Dennis Haysbert Sgt. John Almond
Sarah Chalke Amy Gazanian


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One January 22, 2015 April 30, 2015 13


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