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Photo Credit:  Fox
  • Premiered: 
    January 22, 2015
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  • Network: Fox
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Dramedy
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the series of books (Backstrom) by Leif G.W. Persson 
  • Subject Matter: Police
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Plot Synopsis

Based on the series of books by renowned Swedish criminologist and novelist Leif G.W. Persson, BACKSTROM is a one-hour series that follows Everett Backstrom, an offensive and irascible detective, as he leads Portland's Serious Crime Unit, while trying to change his own self-destructive behavior. His team includes: Detective Nicole Gravely, his second in command, who is tasked with not only keeping the unit together in the face of Backstrom's behavior but ensuring that his unorthodox investigatory methods hold up in court; Sgt. Peter Niedermayer, the unit's Forensics Liaison; the devoutly religious John Almond, who believes that Backstrom's hunches are simple luck; Officer Frank Moto, who proves his value by suppressing the perpetrators and swiftly maneuvering around hostile conditions; civilian Nadia Paquet, a French immigrant, who supports the detectives with her profound ability to navigate cyberspace; and Gregory Valentine, an ex-hustler turned entrepreneurial crook, who is Backstrom's tenant, decorator and underworld connection. BACKSTROM, executive produced by Hart Hanson, premiered on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT on FOX.
On Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT, FOX premiered the season finale of BACKSTROM. In the season ender, "Rock Bottom," Amy's new boyfriend and Indian Reserve Police Captain, Jesse Rocha, wants in on the case when a Native American is found dead under a bridge on the Wabacooche Indian reservation. Backstrom then learns that Indian meth-king Norwest (guest star Gregory Cruz), of Cooch County, is a suspect in the case, and he is convinced his father, Cooch County Sheriff Blue Backstrom, knows about Norwest's drug dealings, leaving Backstrom to make a difficult decision. Meanwhile, in order to keep his job with the S.C.U., Backstrom must impress Dr. Deb.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Far Field Productions
  • In association with 20th Century Fox Television


  • - Portland, Oregon USA