Anno 1790 is an innovative crime drama set in Stockholm during the time of the Enlightenment. The French Revolution has already taken place and has created a dividing line across Europe. To freethinkers it is a beacon of hope, but to conservatives and those in power, an ominous threat. After his return from the war in Finland, Surgeon Johan Gustav Daadh takes a job as a police inspector. His methods may not be modern, but motives for the crimes remain unchanged: revenge, greed, love, jealousy and politics. He’s torn between loyalty to the king and to his progressive ideals and struggles with forbidden love for his boss’ wife Magdalena, who shares his vision for a just and free society.