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'The Office's Rainn Wilson cast in CBS's pilot 'Backstrom'

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The Office actor Rainn Wilson has signed on to star in the CBS pilot Backstrom.

Wilson will lead the drama as well as produce the Swedish book adaption, which was written by Bones creator Hart Hanson.

Dwight Schrute from The Office

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Bryan Cranston & Rainn Wilson on 'The Office' set

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In the pilot, Wilson will play Everett Backstrom, a self-destructive detective who attempts to get a handle on his bad behaviour, Deadline says.

The actor will star opposite Page Kennedy (Blue Mountain State).

Wilson's casting comes off the heels of the actor's long-running role as Dwight in NBC's The Office.

The comedy series finished filming its last ever episode this weekend, to be broadcast on May 16.

Watch a video clip of Rainn Wilson in The Office below:

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