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BACKSTROM: Rainn Wilson on Being Drawn to ‘Quirky, Off-Beat’ Characters

January 22, 2015 by  

backstrom-tinyBACKSTROM has been in the works for several years (it was initially developed as a pilot for CBS’ 2013-2014 television season), and more than a year after Fox gave the show a 13-episode pickup, it’ll make its debut.

Reporters were invited up to the show’s Vancouver set late last year, and Rainn Wilson spoke with a small group about getting involved with the series. Initially, he relayed (and as you can see in the video below), he thought his agents were “insane” when they told him to the read the pilot (about an offensive, yet brilliant detective) as he was ending his run on THE OFFICE…and yet he “really fell in love with the character.”

Watch the video for more from Wilson, including what he thinks Backstrom would think of THE OFFICE’s Dwight, getting to play a cop, and more…

BACKSTROM debuts tonight at 9 PM on Fox.

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