Modus (TV series)

Modus is a Swedish television psychological thriller series, directed by Lisa Siwe and Mani Maserrat,[1] based upon the novel Frukta inte by Norwegian author and lawyer Anne Holt and adapted for television by Emmy Award winning writers Mai Brostrøm and Peter Thorsboe.[2] The series follows the work of Inger Johanne Vik (Melinda Kinnaman), a Swedish criminal psychologist and profiler, who has previously assisted both the Swedish police and the FBI in the United States.[3]

GenrePsychological thriller
Based onPengemannen by Anne Holt
Developed byMai Brostrøm
Peter Thorsboe
Written byMai Brostrøm
Anne Holt
Peter Thorsboe
Directed byLisa Siwe
Mani Maserrat Agah
StarringMelinda Kinnaman
Henrik Norlén
Esmeralda Struwe
Simon J. Berger
Annika Hallin
Gerhard Hoberstorfer
Björn Andersson
Lily Wahlsteen
Composer(s)Jacob Groth
Country of originSweden
Original language(s)Swedish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes16 (list of episodes)
CinematographyErik Persson
Linda Wassberg
Editor(s)Robert Nordh
Michal Leszczyloski
Marinella Angusti
Lars Gustafson
Hakan Karlsson
Running time45 minutes
DistributorFremantle Media
Original networkTV4
Picture format16:9 (1080i)
Audio formatStereo
Original release23 September 2015 (2015-09-23) –
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The first eight-part series was premièred on TV4 in September 2015.[4] A second eight-part series, written in Swedish and English, was filmed in 2017, with Kim Cattrall and Greg Wise among the new cast members for this series. This series began broadcasting on TV4 on November 2, 2017.


In the first series, Inger Johanne's eldest daughter, Stina, who is autistic, unwittingly witnesses a contract killing when the family attend a wedding at a local hotel. The murderer surprisingly saves Stina's life, without giving away his identity. Inger decides to return to work with police detective Ingvar Nyman to assist in solving the crime. They discover that they are pursuing a hit man, working for an American religious sect.[5]

In the second series, President of the United States Helen Tyler goes missing during a state visit to Sweden. Inger Johanne is partnered with Nyman and detailed to work with Warren Schifford, an FBI agent and Special Advisor to the president, to investigate.[6] Vik and Schifford have history, dating from her time with the FBI.[7]


  • Melinda Kinnaman as Inger Johanne Vik; criminal psychologist and profiler
  • Henrik Norlén as Ingvar Nymann; police inspector
  • Esmeralda Struwe as Stina Vik; Inger's elder daughter
  • Simon J. Berger as Isak Aronson; Inger's ex-husband and the father of her two daughters
  • Annika Hallin as Hedvig Nyström; police pathologist
  • Gerhard Hoberstorfer as Bo Sundberg; police detective
  • Björn Andersson as Alfred Nyman; Ingvar's father
  • Lily Wahlsteen as Linnea Vik; Inger's younger daughter

Series 1 (2015)Edit

Series 2 (2017)Edit


Series 1 (2015)Edit

No.TitleDirected byWritten byAir dateViewers
1"Episode 1"Lisa SiweMai Brostrøm & Peter Thorsboe23 September 2015 (2015-09-23)N/A
2"Episode 2"Lisa SiweMai Brostrøm & Peter Thorsboe23 September 2015 (2015-09-23)N/A
3"Episode 3"Lisa SiweMai Brostrøm & Peter Thorsboe7 October 2015 (2015-10-07)N/A
4"Episode 4"Lisa SiweMai Brostrøm & Peter Thorsboe14 October 2015 (2015-10-14)N/A
5"Episode 5"Mani MaserratMai Brostrøm & Peter Thorsboe21 October 2015 (2015-10-21)N/A
6"Episode 6"Mani MaserratMai Brostrøm & Peter Thorsboe28 October 2015 (2015-10-28)N/A
7"Episode 7"Mani MaserratMai Brostrøm & Peter Thorsboe4 November 2015 (2015-11-04)N/A
8"Episode 8"Mani MaserratMai Brostrøm & Peter Thorsboe11 November 2015 (2015-11-11)N/A

Series 2 (2017)Edit

No.TitleDirected byWritten byAir dateViewers
1"Episode 1"Lisa SiweMai Brostrøm & Peter Thorsboe2 November 2017 (2017-11-02)N/A
2"Episode 2"Lisa SiweMai Brostrøm & Peter Thorsboe9 November 2017 (2017-11-09)N/A
3"Episode 3"Lisa SiweMai Brostrøm & Peter Thorsboe16 November 2017 (2017-11-16)N/A
4"Episode 4"Lisa SiweMai Brostrøm & Peter Thorsboe23 November 2017 (2017-11-23)N/A
5"Episode 5"Håkan LindhéMai Brostrøm & Peter Thorsboe30 November 2017 (2017-11-30)N/A
6"Episode 6"Håkan LindhéMai Brostrøm & Peter Thorsboe5 December 2017 (2017-12-05)N/A
7"Episode 7"Håkan LindhéMai Brostrøm & Peter Thorsboe12 December 2017 (2017-12-12)N/A
8"Episode 8"Håkan LindhéMai Brostrøm & Peter Thorsboe19 June 2017 (2017-54-19)N/A


  1. ^ TV4 storsatsar på Nordic noir i Modus Archived 2015-07-02 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 28 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Premiär för serien Modus på TV4". 22 September 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  3. ^ Sam Wollaston. "Modus review – pacy and gripping, like a high-end Volvo – Television & radio". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Modus – årets hetaste svenska serie". Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  5. ^ Bramley, Ellie Violet (26 November 2016). "Modus recap: episodes one and two – a Christmassy welcome to a chilly Scandi-noir". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Modus - S2 - Episode 1". Radio Times.
  7. ^ "Modus -". TV4 (in Swedish).

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