BBC confirms transmission date for Swedish series Modus

modusAh, Scandinavia. It’s good to have you back on our screens. It doesn’t feel right if, during the dead of winter, a Scandinavian or Nordic series isn’t gracing our screens, and sure enough, we have one. In the lead-up to Christmas, BBC4 is playing out new four-part series based on novels by celebrated Norwegian writer Anne Holt. It’s called Modus, and now we know when it’s going to start.

Here’s the juice:

Criminal psychologist and ex-FBI profiler Inger Johanne Vik returns to Sweden and the world of academia in order to spend more time with her two daughters, the eldest of whom, Stina, has autism. However, Stina becomes witness to a murder and due to her condition cannot express what she saw or how it affects her. As the number of mysterious murders starts to increase, Vik, together with detective Ingvar Nyman, takes up the hunt for what appears to be a cold-blooded serial killer on a mission.

It stars Melinda Kinnaman (Anna in series three of The Bridge) as Inger Johanne Vik; Henrik Norlén (Arne Dahl) as Ingvar Nyman; Marek Oravec and the venerable Krister Henriksson (best-known to us as Kurt Wallander).

I can’t wait!

Modus: Saturday 26th November, 9pm, BBC4

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. wolkate123 says:

    Reblogged this on Wheels of Laughter and commented:
    I loved Wallander so this will be fast paced and classy my type of drama anything with Krister Henriksson (best-known to us as Kurt Wallander) usually is


  2. benjitek says:

    It’s OK — I’m halfway through episode 6. Very slow pacing and has a ‘the boogyman is coming, but in slow motion’ vibe to it. Lots of scene padding with extended gazes, or guessing which individual in a group is the one the boogyman is after. Bordering on boring, this isn’t one to worry about binging thru to sunrise… ;-)

    Not as good as the better Nordic Noir crime thrillers, but works as a filler while waiting for something worthwhile.


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