A new reality show that helps people prepare to die has been commissioned for NBC’s streaming site Peacock.
The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleansing is based on the 2017 bestseller of the same name by Margareta Magnusson. The creators of weird eyeScout Productions and Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions will co-produce the unscripted series.
David Collins, executive producer at Scout Productions, said: “What a looping moment to bring a splashy series to Peacock nearly twenty years after Queer Eye for the Straight Guy launched on Bravo. weird eye reshaped our way of looking at life, and The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleansing will transform our outlook on death.
Similar to the Marie Kondo-style organization, Swedish Death Cleaning – or döstädning – is a process of decluttering your possessions so that no one is burdened with the task when you die. The series, narrated by Poehler, will feature a death cleaner who declutters a new house with each episode, uncovering and undoing decades of collection.
According to Peacock, the show will see individuals freed from their clutter, allowing them to pass on precious memories and their stories to family, friends and neighbors 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 overcome their worst fears and discover who they truly are on the inside. .
“We hope our compassionate and dynamic series will spark conversation within every home and break down the stigma around mortality and the harsh reality of letting things go,” said Aissa.
In the UK and Ireland, Peacock is available at no additional cost to Sky and NOW customers.