The latest actor to take on the role of a U.S. president is “Sex and the City’s” Kim Cattrall. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cattrall will join the Swedish detective series “Modus” in its second season, playing a U.S. president on a state visit to Stockholm.
The plot has things going awry during the trip, with “devastating consequences,” the report notes, quoting today’s casting announcement.
“The second season is currently in production and will air this fall,” THR reports. “The show airs in countries including the U.K., Canada, Australia, France and Japan. Danish production firm Miso Film, in which Bertelsmann-controlled RTL Group’s FremantleMedia owns a majority stake, is producing the show.”
Miso producer Sandra Harms commented on the casting: “In a time when no one can keep their eyes off U.S. politics and its implications far beyond America’s borders, ‘Modus’ season 2 moves into the international arena. Kim is not only a fantastic actress with great authority, but also highly engaged and informed in U.S. politics, which has already added a lot to the character and the story.”
Cattrall is a five-time Emmy nominee and a Golden Globe winner for her performance as Samantha on HBO’s “Sex and the City.” Earlier in her career she made a splash in a series of 1980s movies including “Porky’s,” “Police Academy,” “Big Trouble in Little China” and “Mannequin.”