BBC Four acquires Swedish thriller from FremantleMedia

MUMBAI: BBC Four has acquired the 8x60’ Swedish international drama series Modus from FremantleMedia International (FMI).


BBC Four editor Cassian Harrison said, “BBC Four continues to bring the very best international drama to its audience and I’m delighted that we will be showing Modus, from a terrifically talented, award-winning team. With a gripping story-line and rich, complex characters this is a clever, entertaining Saturday night treat.”


A nail-biting, contemporary thriller with a well-woven tapestry of compelling characters and shocking crimes, Modus is a tale of love and hate, and of deadly, holy wrath. Modus is one of many international dramas coming up on BBC Four including; Trapped, Follow the Money and seasons two of The Code and Hinterland.


BBC head of programme acquisition Sue Deeks added, “Modus is a tense and atmospheric crime thriller with a chilling core – it will make a riveting addition to BBC Four’s Saturday nights.”


FMI EVP - sales and distribution, EMEA Jamie Lynn said, “BBC Four is recognised by the international broadcast community for its quality foreign drama and has landed and launched some of the industry’s biggest Scandi titles in its Saturday night slot, all which have gone on to receive worldwide acclaim. This prestigious slot has become a beacon, and when searching for the next big non-English language hit, the international world looks here. We are delighted BBC4 has selected Modus to air in this slot.”


Modus stars Melinda Kinnaman, Henrik Norlén, Marek Oravec and Krister Henriksson.


Modus is written by the three-time Emmy Award winning screenwriting duo, Mai Brostr?m and Peter Thorsboe and is loosely based Anne Holt’s bestselling novels featuring Inger Johanne Vik.


The series is directed by award-winning The Bridge director Lisa Siwe, and Arne Dahl director Mani Maserrat, and produced by Sandra Harms, Miso Film Sweden.

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