'Backstrom' Crime Drama From 'Bones' Creator Hart Hanson And 20th TV Gets Pilot Production Commitment At CBS

EXCLUSIVE: Bones creator/showrunner Hart Hanson is staying on the crime beat with another hourlong project based on the work of a real-life crime expert. CBS has bought Backstrom, a drama based on the Backstrom books by renowned Swedish criminologist and novelist Leif G.W. Persson, with a pilot production commitment — the biggest commitment for a pitch so far this season. (CBS also recently took an early jump on pilot orders with an off-cycle pickup of the Rob Greenberg comedy Ex-Men.)

Person’s book series centers on Evert Backstrom. Sometimes described as a detective version of Dr. Gregory House, he is an overweight, offensive, irascible detective as he tries and fails to change his self-destructive behavior. Hanson will write the script and executive produce the project with Persson and his Scandinavian literary agent Niclas Salomonsson. (more…)

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