BBC_Four_720BBC Four has snapped up UK rights to Swedish thriller Modus, an eight-part drama about criminal psychologist and ex-FBI profiler Inger Johanne Vik who returns to Sweden to spend more time with her two daughters.

When Vik’s eldest daughter Stina, who has autism, witnesses a murder her condition prevents her from saying what she saw or how it affects her.

As the number of mysterious murders starts to increase, Vik, together with detective Ingvar Nyman, takes up the hunt for what appears to be a cold-blooded serial killer on a mission.

Cassian Harrison, Editor BBC Four 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.”

The series is loosely based Anne Holt’s bestselling novels and stars Melinda Kinnaman (My Life As a Dog, The Bridge Season 3 and The Eagle) as Inger Johanne Vik; Henrik Norlén (TV series Johan Falk, Arne Dahl, Death Of a Pilgrim) as Ingvar Nyman; Marek Oravec (Captain America: The First Avenger, Fury) as Richard; and Krister Henriksson, best-known to British viewers as Kurt Wallander in the Swedish TV series, as Erik Lindgren.

Jamie Lynn, EVP, Sales and Distribution, EMEA for FremantleMedia International added: “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.”