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[02/14/14 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 14
Updates include: Jane Krakowski to lead FOX's "Dead Boss"; Alyson Hannigan to spend "More Time with Family" at CBS; and Mary-Louise Parker-led "Feed Me" gets pilot order at NBC.

[01/15/14 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 15
Updates include: NBC adds three comedies to pilot roster; Natasha Leggero, Riki Lindhome team for Comedy Central project; and Kendrick Sampson boards FOX's "Gracepoint."

[01/13/14 - 01:18 PM]
FOX at TCA: Reilly Declares End of Pilot Season
Plus: the FOX chief on the future of "Bones," "The Mindy Project" and "The X Factor" as well as more on its Batman origin story "Gotham."

[01/07/14 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 7
Updates include: Danny Cannon to helm FOX's "Gotham"; Anna Friel, Jake Robinson tapped for NBC's "Odyssey"; and Denis Leary to lead FX comedy "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll."

[01/07/14 - 03:45 PM]
FOX Cracks the Case with Hart Hanson's New Crime Drama "Backstrom"
Rainn Wilson stars as the title role in the project, which was originally developed by CBS.

[05/13/13 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 13
Updates include: HBO's "Criminal Justice" set as seven-part limited series; Britne Oldford joins ABC Family's "Ravenswood"; and CBS puts the brakes on additional pickups.

[03/21/13 - 11:16 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 21
Updates include: Mamie Gummer boards CBS's "Backstrom"; Ashley Williams joins ABC's "Keep Calm and Karey On"; and FOX pushes filming on "The Wild Blue."

[03/19/13 - 11:25 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 19
Updates include: Steve Coogan to lead "Doubt" for ABC; Terry O'Quinn joins FOX's "Gang Related"; and ABC locks in "Once Upon a Time" spin-off.

[03/18/13 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 18
Updates include: Rainn Wilson tapped as "Backstrom" at CBS; Amber Tamblyn joins "Anatomy of Violence," also at CBS; and ABC's "Bachelor Pad" won't return this summer.

[03/15/13 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 15
Updates include: Stephen Fry to assist "Super Clyde" on CBS; Amanda Peet joins HBO's "Togetherness"; and Alex Kapp Horner is cast in FOX's "I Suck at Girls."

[03/12/13 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 12
Updates include: James Spader to head NBC's "The Blacklist"; Tom Berenger joins FOX's "Gang Related"; and Stephen Lang to get "Reckless" at ABC.

[03/01/13 - 11:51 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 1
Updates include: Marg Helgenberger, Dennis Haysbert return to CBS with pilots; Jim Parsons, Taylor Kitsch join HBO's "The Normal Heart"; and Annie Potts to star in ABC's "Murder in Manhattan."

[01/22/13 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 22
Updates include: "Betrayal," "Venice" among ABC's go pilots; FOX greenlights "Delirium," "I Suck at Girls"; and NBC, CBS round out today's 23 pilot orders.

[07/30/12 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 30
Updates include: "Backstrom" lands Hart Hanson, CBS; Ron Howard books "Conquest" at Showtime; and Noah Hawley, John Wells land projects at ABC, FOX.

[08/29/11 - 10:48 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 29
Updates include: literary heroes April Woo, Evert Backstrom land at CBS, FOX; Christina Millian eyes ABC's "Maid in Miami"; and Chris Hardwick to host potential AMC talk show.







BACKSTROM (FOX)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
8/29/11 - 2/14/14
STATUS:
currently in development (2014-2015 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
13 episodes
DESCRIPTION:
(from FOX's press release, January 2014) Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) has given a 13-episode series order to BACKSTROM, a one-hour drama from 20th Century Fox Television, based on renowned Swedish criminologist and novelist Leif G.W. Persson's hit series of books of the same name. Created and executive-produced by Hart Hanson (BONES, "The Finder"), the series centers on Detective EVERETT BACKSTROM (three-time Emmy Award nominee Rainn Wilson, "The Office"), an offensive, irascible detective, as he tries, and fails, to change his self-destructive behavior. Throughout the series, Backstrom leads his team, the Serious Crimes Unit, as they navigate Portland's most sensitive cases.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Beatrice Rosen as Nadia Chichikov
· Camryn Manheim as Gregory Valentine
· Dennis Haysbert as John Almond
· Genevieve Angelson as Nicole Carlton
· Kristoffer Polaha as Peter Niedermayer
· Mamie Gummer as Nicole Carlton (Original Pilot)
· Page Kennedy as Frank Moto
· Rainn Wilson as Everett Backstrom
· Thomas Dekker as Anna Holt
CREW INFORMATION:
· Hart Hanson as CRTR/EP
· Leif G.W. Persson as BOOK/EP
· Mark Mylod as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Niclas Salomonsson as EP
· Rainn Wilson as PROD
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 20th Century Fox Television
· Far Field Productions