Sarah Chalke Cast in Fox Detective Drama Backstrom Opposite Rainn Wilson
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 06.27.2014
She is playing Wilson’s ex-fiancee…
TVLine.com reports that Sarah Chalke is set to be featured in a recurring role opposite Rainn Wilson in the upcoming Fox midseason crime drama Backstro. Chalke is set to play Amy Gazanian, the ex-fiancee of Wilson's character.
Amy is a former social worker and journalist. She left Backstrom (Wilson) 10 years ago, mainly due to his flaws in his trauma-riddled character. She's now back in town and been appointed as the Chair of the Civilian Oversight Committee. Despite her lingering affections for Backstrom, she intends to keep an eye on his every move.
Executive producer Hart Hanson said on the character, "When we first began our search for this crucial character we all agreed that we needed someone like Sarah Chalke. Imagine our glee when we actually scored the person most like Sarah Chalke in the world — Sarah Chalke!"