Rainn Wilson has signed on for his first post-Office gig. The actor has landed the title role in CBS' drama pilot Backstrom, TVGuide.com has learned.
The pilot is based on a Swedish book series about an overweight, offensive, irascible detective who tries and fails to change his self-destructive behavior. Dennis Haysbert will co-star as another detective opposite Wilson.
What do you think of the casting? And are you looking forward to seeing Wilson in a dramatic role?