Rainn Wilson Is A Misanthropic Detective In This Sizzle Reel For The Unsuccessful Backstrom Pilot

Rainn Wilson Tweeted a link to a sizzle reel for the failed pilot of Backstrom earlier today. Failed in that CBS decided not to pick it up. It actually looks pretty decent.

The pilot is for a show based on a Swedish book series by Leif G.W. Persson and was adapted for TV by Bones Creator Hart Hanson. Wilson stars in the pilot alongside Mamie Gummer, in a double-act that seems to draw as much from classic comedy double-acts as it does from familiar buddy cop tropes.

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There’s a definite House vibe to Backstrom’s misanthropy there but the sizzle reel also has that slightly dorky irreverence that makes Bones stand out a little from other similar shows.

I’m not sure I would have been rushing to watch that but I imagine it would have easily drawn my attention away from something else that I was doing if it was on my television, as Bones occasionally does when my girlfriend is watching it.


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