Even after the demise of The Finder, Bones creator Hart Hanson is up for another hour long crime drama project. In the same way Bones is loosely based on the Temperance Brennan books by forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs, Backstrom will be based on the books of Swedish criminologist and novelist Leif G.W. Persson.
Evert Bäckström dislikes people in general and is dislike by most of his colleagues. He drinks too much, is racist, sexist, homophobic, has poor hygiene, is overweight, dishonest, selfish, stingy, dishonest, self-righteous and petty. He has one thing going for him. He’s an experienced and skilled homicide detective.
CBS purchased the rights last summer and with Hanson under contract with 20th Century, they have placed an order for a pilot episode.
Source: Deadline Hollywood