“Backstrom” centers on Everett Backstrom (Wilson), an overweight, offensive, irascible detective, as he tries, and fails, to change his self-destructive behavior. Mamie Gummer will play the female lead Nicole Graveley, a watchful, competent police detective who is a lesbian saddened over her breakup with her longtime partner.
Season 01, Episode 1 – “Dragon Slayer”
The supposed suicide of a senator’s son ends up being a homicide.
Season 01, Episode 2 – “Bella”
An arson investigator enlists the S.C.U.’s help after a firebug’s latest crime gets escalated to attempted murder when it involves a family. Although evidence points to a local, Backstrom believes it may be someone who’s the least likely suspect. Meanwhile, Valentine tries to help helps Niedermayer recover stolen evidence.