Irascible male leads are not in danger of disappearing from our TV screens just yet it seems, and we’re perfectly ok with it if they’re as funny and irreverent as Rainn Wilson’s Everett Backstrom.
This new subversive and darkly comic crime procedural from Bones‘ Hart Hanson is joining FOX’s midseason slate in 2015 and stars Wilson (The Office, Six Feet Under) as Detective Everett Backstrom, a dangerously unhealthy, offensive but brilliant detective who is brought back from exile to run the Portland Police Bureau’s Special Crimes Unit (S.C.U.).
The pilot episode will see the SCU, led by Backstrom, investigating a homicide, after what initially appeared to be the suicide of a Senator’s son is ruled otherwise.
Backstrom must solve the case, following leads while trying to maintain a low profile in a highly scrutinized case.
Catch the latest trailer for the upcoming series below.