New Amy Poehler-narrated reality show will help people prepare to die

‘The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning’ is based on Margareta Magnusson’s book

Olivia Emily
Friday 08 April 2022 12:09
Comments
<p>Amy Poehler will narrate The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning</p>

Amy Poehler will narrate The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

A new reality show that helps people prepare to die has been ordered for NBC’s streaming site, Peacock.

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning is based on Margareta Magnusson’s bestselling 2017 book of the same name. The creators of Queer Eye, Scout Productions, and Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions will collaboratively produce the unscripted series.

David Collins, executive producer at Scout Productions, said: “What a full-circle moment to bring a splashy series to Peacock nearly twenty years after Queer Eye for the Straight Guy launched on Bravo. Queer Eye reshaped the way we look at life, and The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning will transform the way we look at death.”

Similar to Marie Kondo-style organisation, Swedish Death Cleaning – or döstädning – is a process of decluttering your belongings so that no one is burdened with the task when you die. The series, narrated by Poehler, will star a Death Cleaner who will declutter a new home every episode, uncovering and undoing decades of collecting.

According to Peacock, the show will see individuals liberated from their clutter, allowing them to pass on treasured mementos and their stories to family, friends and neighbours before they die.

Rod Aissa, vice president of unscripted content at NBC, said: “In this series, viewers will be taken on an honest and emotional journey as they watch everyday people conquer their worst fears and discover who they really are on the inside.

“We hope our compassionate and dynamic series sparks conversation within each household and breaks the stigma around mortality and the tough reality of letting things go,” said Aissa.

In the UK and Ireland, Peacock is available at no extra cost to Sky and NOW customers.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

By clicking ‘Create my account’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in