This week, EW released the first official cast photo for the series, which quite frankly, looks like every other crime procedural cast photo in television history. The show’s description, however, is more intriguing.
Backstrom comes to us from Bones creator Hart Hanson, and is described as a “subversive and comic crime procedural,” which has a 13-episode order from Fox. It tells the story of Everett Backstrom (Wilson), a brilliant Portland detective with anger issues, who returns to the job five years after being exiled for his often offensive behavior. The overweight, irascible detective then tries and fails to change his self-destructive behavior.