Backstrom is a television series developed by Hart Hanson. It is based on the book series, written by Leif G. W. Persson. This is a comedy-crime-drama TV series. The action is set in the US, Portland and it is filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia. The main actors are:
Genevieve Angelson, Kristoffer Polaha, Rainn Wilson, Page Kennedy, Beatrice Rosen, Thomas Dekker and Dennis Haysbert. Executive producers are: Hart Hanson, Leif G.W. Persson and Mark Mylod. Production companies are: Far Field Productions, 20th Century Fox Television and Soul Pancake Productions. Currently there is just one season with 8 episodes. Backstrom debuted on January 22, 2015.
Rainn Wilson (Detective Lieutenant Everett Backstrom) is the main actor of the series. He is head of the Special Crimes Unit. Before the series, he was demoted due to his behavior, although, he caught the murderer of 6 people!
Genevieve Angelson (Detective Sergeant Nicole Gravely) is a young detective who is working with a Backstrom, although she thinks he is cynical and lazy detective!
Kristoffer Polaha (Sgt. Peter Niedermayer) is a Forensics Liaison.
Page Kennedy (Officer Frank Moto) a member of the Special Crimes Unit. He is also a former MMA fighter.
Beatrice Rosen (Nadia Paquet) is a cyberspace expert who supports the detectives of the Special Crimes Unit.
The TV series has a rating 7.3 of 10, based on 3.700 votes. The first episode was seen by 7.9 million people. Next episodes have averaged 3.5 million viewers per episode. The series has a mixed reviews. In general, it is a very popular TV series with a good rating.