‘Modus’ launches with success for TV4


The brand new crime drama has made quite an impression with the Nordic crime-loving public

The first episode of Modus, adapted from Anne Holt’s best-selling novels, has generated critical acclaim after airing to TV4’s Swedish viewers on Wednesday 23rd September. FremantleMedia International shared the soaring success of overwhelming ratings, stating the show “reached over 1.2 million viewers, taking a share of 37.2%. The incredible launch makes Modus TV4’s biggest drama launch in over 2 years and Sweden’s number 1 drama launch of 2015 to date.”

Despite launching the series at the same time as the return of the award-winning crime thriller The Bridge (2011- ), Modus has proved to be a gripping new contender for the Nordic Noir remit. Not only is the show a new, the programme brings together the morbid imagination of Holt’s work and fans of Krister Henriksson from the classic Wallander (2005-2013) franchise.

Read more about Modus here.

During the pilot of the eight episode series enthralling viewers, DQ Daily tweeted to confirm just how successful the drama was clearly becoming: “Great start for @tv4’s new drama #Modus last night with 1.22 million viewers tuning in. @FremantleMedia”. This was quickly followed by: “#Modus is @tv4’s biggest drama launch since Incognito in January 2013… #TVfact @FremantleMedia”.

Fans, including star of The Bridge I (2011) and Easy Money (2010) Christian Hillborg, added their praise on the social channel:

“Thrilled @ the new #nordicnoir #TVSeries #MODUS w/ the standout magnificent @henriknorlen @NordicanaUK next year?” – Christian Hillborg

“What an absolutely brilliant show. HOOKED! #NordicNoir”

“@TV4′s new Nordic noir #Modus. It’s a promising start…”

Modus continues on TV4 this week. A UK release date is coming soon.