Kjell Berqvist as Detective Bäckström

 Bäckström, a Swedish series based on the books by Leif GW Persson, will drop on Acorn TV April 26. Detective Evert Bäckström is an ill-tempered alcoholic detective with a 99% solve rate. The first season is based on the book Can You Die Twice?, in which a bullet ridden skull is found on an archipelago, but DNA shows that the victim was killed years ago in the Thai tsunami. Apparently, the detective is saddled with a young boy who worships him. Hopefully he doesn’t scar the boy for life. You can see the trailer here.

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