One new television series I am looking forward to in 2012 is new Swedish mystery Anno 1790. I love that this is not only a mystery series but also a period drama with handsome men in period costumes. Really,what is there no to love.
The series stars Peter Eggers as Johan Gustav Dåådh a doctor who is made district commissioner after his heroic return from serving the Swedish King during the war with Russia. Problem is that Dåådh has Republican ideas (remember the French Revolution) and also brings unorthodox methods to solving crime. He and his assistant and friend Simon Freud, played by Joel Spira, are opposites in many ways but believe in working for the greater good.
According to all descriptions I've seen about the show there is also forbidden love involved between Dåådh and the wife of his boss, Police Chief Wahlestedt. Linda Zilliacus plays Magdalena Wahlestedt and Johan H: son Kjellgren plays Wahlestedt.
In the US the series starts Wednesday, January 4 at 9:00pm on the MHz Networks as part of the International Mystery series that now moves from Saturdays to seven days a week.
To check out whether you can view MHz in your area go to their website at the link below:
Below is a trailer for the series Anno 1790. No, I don't speak Swedish, but luckily the series itself on MHz will be in Swedish with subtitles.