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Acorn TV announced today the US and Canada premiere date for Swedish detective drama Bäckström.

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Bäckström: Kjell Bergqvist as Evert Bäckström — Photo by Jonath Mathew, courtesy of Banijay Rights / AMC Networks

Based on Swedish criminologist Leif GW Persson‘s novel Can You Die Twice?, Bäckström premieres in the US and Canada on Monday, April 26, exclusively on Acorn TV and its digital channels, including Acorn TV on Amazon Channels in both countries.

The series stars Kjell Bergqvist (Spring Tide, 30 Degrees in February, Death of a Pilgrim) as Evert Bäckström, a detective who has gained fame for solving 99% of the cases that he has worked on. His aversion to bureaucracy, the rules, bosses, colleagues, and human beings in general, is rooted in his self-image of being a genius and the only investigator in the world worthy of the name. And his role as a criminology expert on the TV show True Crime has made him a minor celebrity amongst everyday citizens as well as the “riffraff.” Adored and despised in equal measure, Bäckström leaves chaos and resentment in his wake, but people put up with it because his track record for solving murder cases is unparalleled in, well, the world.

The first season of the crime drama finds Bäckström investigating a bizarre case after a human skull with a bullet hole is found in the Swedish archipelago — whose DNA results confirm it belongs to a victim who had perished in the 2004 Thailand tsunami. Now Bäckström is faced with an inexplicable mystery that even he could not have imagined: Can you die twice?

Costars in the six-episode first season include Agnes Lindström Bolmgren (The Restaurant), Livia Millhagen (Veni Vidi Vici), Filip Berg (Black Lake), Malgorzata Pieczynska (Before We Die), Linus Wahlgren (Crimes of Passion), and Jens Hultén (Johan Falk).

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Bäckström: Acorn TV Sets US & Canada Premiere Date for Swedish Crime Thriller
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