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PBS Distribution is starting its roll-out of Walter Presents programs to PBS member stations and to PBS Passport with the hit Swedish crime thriller Modus.

Modus — Image courtesy of Walter Presents

In the second phase of its partnership with Walter Presents, PBS Distribution commences its regional roll-out of WP’s original-language, English-subtitled international TV shows on PBS broadcast stations this week.

In three days, actually, when the first season of Swedish psychological crime thriller Modus starts airing weekly on KLCS on Saturday, February 16, in the 11 PM PT time slot.

For folks inside and outside KLCS’ Los Angeles viewing area, Modus: Season 1 will also be available for streaming on Passport, the PBS membership benefit, starting tomorrow, Thursday, February 14.

Said Walter Iuzzolino, Curator of Walter Presents:

“This is a really exciting phase for Walter Presents USA and we’re delighted to be bringing the very best in world drama to a much broader linear audience. American audiences have already embraced the best of British drama and now have the chance to discover a whole new world of extraordinary storytelling. Swedish international blockbuster Modus is the perfect thriller to enthrall mainstream audiences and keep them glued to their seats and the first of many Walter Presents premium titles to come to PBS local stations later this year.”

In Season 1 of Modus, criminal psychologist and profiler Inger Johanne Vik (Melinda Kinnaman, The Bridge, The Eagle) teams up with Detective Ingvar Nymann (Henrik Norlén, Johan Falk, Thicker than Water) of Sweden’s National Bureau of Investigation to investigate two brutal murders — one of which was witnessed by Inger Johanne’s autistic daughter, who was seen by the killer. (For further details, read this article.)

In the first phase of the partnership, nearly three dozen Walter Presents titles were added to the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video channel on Amazon — of which Modus: Season 1 was one. The series’ second season was added in December, and more WP titles arrive on the PBS Masterpiece channel this month.


PBS Masterpiece Channel on Amazon

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Swedish Thriller ‘Modus’ Is First Walter Presents Series to Be Broadcast on PBS Stations & Streamed on PBS Passport