Sweden’s leading commercial channel TV4 is in the middle of shooting one of its most ambitious TV dramas, the crime thriller Modus directed by Lise Siwe (The Bridge) for Miso Film Sweden.

The high end series in eight episodes is a quintessential Scandinavian collaboration, adapted by Emmy-award winning Danish writers Mai Brostrøm and Peter Thorsboe from the novel Fear Not, fourth installment in the Vik/Stubø series by Norwegian crime author Anne Holt.

The rich web of 50+ characters is led by criminal psychologist and profiler Inger Johanne Vik (Melinda Kinnaman) and her partner, detective Ingvar Nymann (Henrik Norlém) - pictured.Vik is drawn into the investigation of a series of brutal murders in Stockholm when her autistic daughter Stina witnesses one of them. Vik discovers a connection between the case and a ruthless international network. 

Modus is about love-and hate. It is a dark and entangled contemporary tale about death and holy wrath,” said co-writers Brostrøm and Thorsboe.

Filming lasts until June and the premiere on TV4 is set for this fall. Other broadcasters that will air the crime show include TV2 Denmark, TV2 Norway, RUV and ZDF. World sales are handled by Fremantle International.