Anno 1790

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Anno 1790
Genre Crime
Historical Drama
Written by Jonas Frykberg
Directed by Rickard Petrolius

Peter Eggers

Joel Spira
Country of origin Sweden
No. of episodes 10
Producer(s) Johan Mardell
Rolf Sohlman
Lisa Dahlberg.
Location(s) Kumla, Stockholm
Cinematography Geir Hartly Andreassen
Running time 60 min.
Production company(s) Pampas Produktion[1]
Sveriges Television
TV2 Norge
Original network SVT1

Anno 1790 is a Swedish historic crime drama starring Peter Eggers, Joel Spira and Linda Zilliacus. The first season was broadcast on SVT in the autumn of 2011 and ran for 10 episodes.[2][3]


The series is based on an original idea by executive producer Johan Mardell and lead writer Jonas Frykberg. Richard Petrelius directed most episodes aided by Levan Akin and Christina Humle.[2] The Guldbagge Award winning cinematographer Geir Hartly Andreassen was also signed on to the project[4] . The main scriptwriter is Jonas Frykberg.[4] and will work with Sara Heldt and Alex Haridi.[5]

Plot summary[edit]

The main character is Johan Gustav Dåådh (Peter Eggers) a former army physician from the Russo-Swedish War (1788–1790), now criminal inspector in Stockholm. He is inspired by the French revolution and the new ideas of his time. He is an atheist, a strong supporter of Republicanism and has embraced Voltaire's freethought philosophy. He has also fallen in love with his superior officer Walhstedt's wife Magdalena. Dåådh and Magdalena both share the same world view and this brings them into a romantic relationship. Dåådh struggles with changing the current world while influencing his revolutionary friends to refrain from violence and an armed struggle.[5][6]

Inspector Dåådh's assistant is Simon Freund, portrayed by Joel Spira. Simon Freund is in many ways Inspector Dåådh's opposite, being a more conservative man with a strong faith in God, though he does have a bad habit of drinking.[6]


Peter Eggers – Johan Gustav Dåådh
Joel Spira – Simon Freund
Linda Zilliacus – Magdalena Wahlstedt
Johan H:son Kjellgren – Carl Fredrik Wahlstedt
Richard Turpin – Olof Nordin
Josef Säterhagen – Erik Raxelius
Cecilia Nilsson – Gustava Pettersson
Jessica Zandén – Greta Ekman
Thorsten Flinck – Henrik Emanuel Odenstein [7]
Cecilia Forss – Cajsa Stina Berg
Philip Zandén – Claes von Graz


Production on the series started in September 2010. Most scenes have been filmed in an abandoned hangar (converted into a studio) located in a quarry outside Kumla. Several scenes have been shot in Stockholm's historic quarters.[5]

The series has been shot using Arriflex Alexa, a film-style digital motion picture camera similar to Red One.[8]


  1. Between Blood and Lilacs
  2. The Perfumed Pistol
  3. Fickle Woman
  4. Good Evening, Beautiful Mask!
  5. The Wages of Sin Is Death
  6. A Toast to the Scaffold
  7. The Blind Hand of Fate
  8. The Die Is Cast
  9. The Voices of the Dead
  10. A Different Kingdom

Home video[edit]

The series was released to DVD in 2012.[9]


  1. ^ Pampas Produktion AB. "Pampas Produktion AB". Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Drama i SVT | Archived December 22, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Mord och förbjuden kärlek". Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Nordisk Film & TV Fond SEK62 Million Anno 1790 Starts Rolling For Pampas Archived July 14, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ a b c d "Kumla – lokala nyheter från Kumla på webben – Kumlanytt". Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Stockholm 1790 – i en frostig studio i Hällabrottet – Film & TV –
  7. ^ Spektra. "Thorsten Flinck i nytt SVT-drama". Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  8. ^ "SVT storsatsar på dramatik". Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  9. ^ "Anno 1790" (in Swedish). Svensk mediedatabas. 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2017. 

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