Modus, loosely based on Anne Holt’s best-selling novels about a forensic psychologist, has been well received by critics and viewers alike and has now been granted a second season by TV4.
“The great reception speaks for itself and I am so happy to announce that TV4 has ordered another season of Modus and continues our focus on high quality Swedish drama,” says TV4’s Drama Director, Josefine Tengblad, in a press release.
“It is wonderful that Melinda Kinnaman, Henrik Norlén and writers Mai Brostrøm and Peter Thorsboe have accepted the invitation to participate in season 2. We will have the same ambition as in season 1 – it will be a frightening and unpleasant thriller which is clearly rooted in the present. It is Anne Holt’s hallmark, and has become Modus’ hallmark.”
Melinda Kinnaman, who plays forensic psychologist Inger Johanne Vik in the show, said in the press release:
“I just cheered loudly, across the playground with my kids, when I received the news! It is a privilege to be in Anne Holt’s complex, engaging, and scary stories. I’m incredibly psyched to get to go further, and deeper, with this character. Inger Johanne Vik is a multifaceted, intuitive, razor sharp, driven, ambivalent and passionate woman,” says Melinda Kinnaman.
Anne Holt said: “I am both proud and pleased that Modus continues for another season. As a writer, it has been a pleasure to see this universe treated elegantly and professionally… I look forward to a continued collaboration with TV4 and Miso Film.”
In the current series, forensic psychologist Inger Johanne’s autistic daughter Stina witnesses a murder. Aided by Detective Ingvar Nymann (Henrik Norlén), she pursues an ice-cold killer who seems to be on a mission.
The series has averaged a million viewers in Sweden since it premiered in September, and has recently begun to roll out internationally. It has not been announced when the second season will air.