"Anno 1790" is an innovative take on crime drama in which the hero is a controversial surgeon and police commissioner who uses unconventional means to solve hug cases during the Age of Enlightenment. The French revolution had taken place - a beacon of hope to the freethinkers across Europe, and a great threat to the reactionaries and those in power.
"Anno 1790" is a 200-year-old modern crime story and shows life as it was in 18th century Stockholm. It was a city where tumbledown buildings stood alongside stately manors, and whores and beggars walked the same streets as rich merchants and noble women. The hug cases and the methods of solving them differ from those of our time. But the motives stay the same: revenge, greed, love, jealousy and politics. The main character Dåådh is a modern man with modern problems.