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Secret Circle’s Thomas Dekker Signs on to FOX’s Backstrom

By on March 19, 2013
Photo by David Livingston – © 2011 Getty Images

Photo by David Livingston – © 2011 Getty Images

You can’t keep Secret Circle alums out of the news, it seems. Per the latest scoop from Zap2It, Circle alum Thomas Dekker has signed on to Hart Hanson’s upcoming FOX drama Backstrom in an interesting guest starring role.

The news comes following an announcement late last week that The Office star Rainn Wilson had, after lengthy negotiations, landed the lead role.

According to the report, Dekker will guest star as Valentine, a man of many talents including decorator, crook and Backstrom’s connection to the criminal underworld. He also makes use of his employer’s apartment to stash his ill-gotten booty.

Backstrom is based on the Backstrom books by famous Swedish criminologist/novelist Leif G.W. Persson. The series will focus on Evert Backstrom (Wilson) – who is described as a detective version of Dr. Gregory House. Overweight, offensive and irascible, Backstrom tries and fails to change his ways as he works through his cases. Hart Hanson (Bones executive producer) wrote the pilot and produces the project with Persson.