Sweden’s TV4 has just commenced shooting what has been named (by the Nordisk Film and TV Fund) ‘one of the most ambitious TV dramas’, and includes big names like The Bridge. I can hear all you Nordic Noir fans getting excited!
The crime thriller Modus, directed by Lise Siwe, sees Scandinavian countries joining forces to become the ultimate gloomy, melancholic paradise with an adaption by Emmy-award winning Danish writers Mai Brostrøm and Peter Thorsboe from the novel Fear Not, fourth installment in the Vik/Stubø series by Norwegian crime author Anne Holt.
Over fifty characters take place in the series, led by criminal psychologist Inger Johanne Vik (Melinda Kinnaman), and her trusty sidekick, detective Ingvar Nymann (Henrik Norlém). Vik is drawn into the investigation of a series of brutal murders in Stockholm when her autistic daughter Stina witnesses one of them. Vik discovers a connection between the case and a ruthless international network.

Modus is about love-and hate. It is a dark and entangled contemporary tale about death and holy wrath,” said co-writers Brostrøm and Thorsboe.

Filming lasts until June and the premiere on TV4 is set for this fall. Other broadcasters that will air the crime show include TV2 Denmark, TV2 Norway, RUV and ZDF. World sales are handled by Fremantle International.