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Kim Cattrall to play US president in Swedish TV series

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Kim Cattrall has been cast as the U.S. president in a new Swedish TV drama.

The "Sex and the City" star will appear in the hit crime series "Modus," adapted from Norwegian lawyer Anne Holt's book "Frukta Inte."

According to Deadline, an official visit to Stockholm leads to "devastating consequences" for Cattrall's character.

The upcoming second season of the drama is currently shooting and will hit TV screens this autumn. The series, which airs throughout Scandivania and in Canada, Australia, France and Japan, premiered in 2015.

The 60-year-old is no stranger to international TV - she also produces and stars in Canadian comedy "Sensitive Skin." Cattrall was also featured in the BBC's "The Witness for the Prosecution."

She becomes the latest actress to portray the leader of the free world on TV - Geena Davis played President Mackenzie Allen in U.S. TV series "Commander in Chief," Cherry Jones was President Allison Taylor in "24" and spin-off TV film "24: Redemption," and Patricia Wettig portrayed President Caroline Reynolds in "Prison Break."

Other actresses who have played the U.S. leader include Christina Applegate, Natalie Portman, Lynda Carter, Sela Ward, and Marcia Cross.


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