Peter Thorsboe & Mai Brostrøm

Internationally acclaimed screenwriting duo Mai Brostrøm and Peter Thorsboe are the recipients of several Emmy Awards. The duo is known for hit shows such as The Protectors (2009-2010), The Team (2015), and Modus (2015-2017). They began their partnership in 2000, when writing the TV-series Unit One (2000-2004), created by Peter Thorsboe. Unit One was awarded with an International Emmy in 2002 for ‘Best Drama’. It was also awarded ‘Best Drama’ by the Copenhagen TV Festival.

Other productions include the Emmy Award winner The Eagle (2004-2006), an international audience favorite, as well as Modus 2 (2017) which was nominated for ‘Best Returning Drama Series’ at C21 International Drama Awards.

Brostrøm and Thorsboe are the creators and writers of the elevated thriller series Oxen, adapted from the bestselling crime novels by Danish author Jens Henrik Jensen, about military veteran Niels Oxen. The premiere date for Oxen is not yet set.

During the 1960s and 1970s, Peter Thorsboe worked as playwright and director of several theatre productions while also writing for the experimental film scene in Copenhagen. In 1980 he attended the scriptwriting program at the Danish Film School. During and after his studies he wrote several TV-series for television. In 2003 he was awarded the Nordic Film Prize.

Mai Brostrøm has worked previously as both a director’s assistant and with theater productions. In 1986, she graduated from the Actors’ Academy of Denmark and began working as an actress. Brostrøm starred in several productions leading up to 1994, when she began attending the screenwriting program at the National Film School of Denmark.

Together, Peter Thorsboe & Mai Brostrøm have written over two-hundred hours of primetime television drama.


Danish Writers’ Guild’s Honorary Award Denmark 2021
C21 International Drama Awards Nominee (Best Returning Drama Series) UK – Modus - säsong 2 Modus - season 2 2018
Kristallen Awards Nominee (Best Television Drama) Sweden – Modus Modus 2016
International Emmy Awards (Best Drama ) US – Livvagterne The Protectors 2009
Adolf Grimme Awards (Best Series/Miniseries) Germany – Ørnen: En krimi-odyssé The Eagle 2006
International Emmy Awards (Best Drama Series) US – Ørnen: En krimi-odyssé The Eagle 2005
Copenhagen TV Festival (Best Drama) Denmark – Rejseholdet Unit One 2002
International Emmy Awards (Best Drama Series) US – Rejseholdet Unit One 2002
Copenhagen TV Festival (Best Drama) Denmark – Rejseholdet Unit One 2001
Close award list


Related news

‘Oxen’ now filming

Oxen is the television adaptation of the international bestselling book series of the same name by Jens Henrik Jensen recounting the story of war veteran Niels Oxen, a former special forces soldier who must conquer his inner demons as he is framed for a series of gruesome murders.

The six-episode series is created by Emmy-award-winning duo Mai Brostrøm and Peter Thorsboe, and directed by Jannik Johansen. In the star-studded cast we find Jacob Lohmann, Ellen Hillingsø, Josephine Park and Birgitte Hjort Sørensen.

Filming has just begun near Copenhagen, and the premiere on TV2 and TV2 Play is set for 2023.

Peter Thorsboe & Mai Brostrøm bestowed with the Danish Writers’ Guild’s Honorary Award

Founded in 1906, the Danish Writers Guild is a trade union for playwrights and screenwriters in theatre, radio, television and film. Each year the guild hands out an honorary award to those who have particularly excelled in their field. This year, the winners are Mai Brostrøm and Peter Thorsboe. Together, Brostrøm and Thorsboe have written over 200 hours of prime time television, aired not just in Denmark but also beyond its borders.

Peter Thorsboe & Mai Brostrøm’s new adapted crime series

Peter Thorsboe & Mai Brostrøm are the renowned Emmy-award winning screenwriting duo behind some of the acclaimed crime series at the forefront of the Nordic noir genre (The Protectors, The Team, Modus). Their next highly anticipated project is an adaptation of Jens Henrik Jensen’s book trilogy The Oxen, which will be turned into a two-season series of eight episodes.

The Oxen features war veteran and elite soldier Niels Oxen, brought back from retirement to investigate a series of mysterious murder cases along with his side-kick, agent Margrethe Franck.

Copenhagen-based REinvent Studios has just picked up the high-end crime series, and SF Studios Denmark’s Senia Dremstrup is producing.

‘Modus 2’ nominated for Best Returning Drama Series

Modus 2 has been announced as one of the finalists in C21’s International Drama Awards, which are voted for by the world’s leading scripted commissioners and buyers. Modus 2 is joined in the category ‘Best Returning Drama Series’ by The Handmaid’s Tale, Stranger things and Ozark, among others.

The hit TV series, one of the most successful Scandinavian series to have aired on BBC, is written by the acclaimed screenwriting duo Mai Brostrøm and Peter Thorsboe. Lisa Siwe is the concept director for the second season and Miso Film is the production company behind the praised crime series, which is based on Anne Holt’s Inger Johanne Vik series.

The winners will be announced at the International Drama Awards ceremony on November 28 as part of Content London 2018.

Greg Wise and Billy Campbell are set to star in the second season of ‘Modus’

Greg Wise (The Crown) and Billy Campbell (The Killing, Cardinal) are set to join Kim Cattrall in the second season of Modus (the Swedish hit TV-series based on Anne Holt’s Inger Johanne Vik series).

Both the first and second season of Modus have been adapted for the small screen by Emmy winning screenwriters Peter Thorsboe and Mai Brostrøm (The Protectors, The Team, Unit One). Directing are acclaimed director Lisa Siwe (The Bridge, Glowing Stars) and Håkan Lindhé.

The second season will start airing this fall on TV4’s streaming service C More.

Read more in Deadline Hollywood by clicking “Read more” below.

Read more

Kim Cattrall to play the U.S. President in ‘Modus’ Season 2

Kim Cattrall will join the cast for the second season of Modus, the hit TV series based on Anne Holt’s Inger Johanne Vik series. In the upcoming season, Cattrall will play the U.S. President, arriving in Stockholm for a state visit. The trip soon turns out to have unexpected and devastating consequences.

Modus is produced by Miso Film. The second season is currently in production and will air this fall.
Just like the first season, this season is written by the three time Emmy award winning duo Mai Brostrøm and Peter Thorsboe (Unit One, The Eagle, Protectors, The Team). Directing are acclaimed director Lisa Siwe (The Bridge, Glowing Stars) and Håkan Lindhé.

Kim Cattrall says in today’s announcement: “I am pleased to be joining the Modus production in their second season and am looking forward to spending time in Sweden, a country I have always wanted to visit. As a fan of the great Swedish director, Ingmar Bergman, I look forward to my time here.”

Read the full article in The Hollywood Reporter by clicking “Read more” below.

Read more