Rainn Wilson Heads Back to TV as Fox Orders Up ‘Backstrom’


A year removed from his iconically weird role as Dwight Kurt Schrute III on NBC’s The Office, 47 year old Rainn Wilson is returning to network television in 2014, starring in the off-kilter crime drama, Backstrom. Fox jumped on the series, originally developed for CBS by Bones creator Hart Hanson and for a time in pilot limbo, ordering 13 episodes of the show based on Swedish novelist Leif G.W. Persson’s series of books featuring the prickly, self-destructive detective.

Wilson’s bread and butter continues to be  turns as exceedingly odd fellows with big personalities, and his portrayal of Detective Everett Backstrom continues this career theme, with Wilson describing his character as “a delightfully disheveled misanthrope with a twisted, brilliant mind and a heart of barbed wire.”

Sounds like good times. Check out the video below for a taste of what to expect from Wilson and company.

Dustin is a California transplant by way of West Texas, spending most of the last ten years anywhere between Oceanside and Santa Barbara. Dustin has been writing since adolescence, winning such illustrious honors as first grade teacher Ms. Wall's Creative Critter Writing Award.

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