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The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

Reality • TV-14 • 1 Season • 8 Episodes • TV Series • 2023

Inspired by Margareta Magnusson’s bestselling book comes a transformational series in which eight people at different stages of their lives are given the chance to sort out their home, life, and relationships before it’s too late. Plucked from Sweden, an organizer, designer, and psychologist — also known as the "Death Cleaners" — come to America to help subjects reinvent themselves by facing their mortality, speaking honestly about death, and confronting all that “crap” that has been collecting dust for years. Each story builds toward a physical overhaul of the home, as well as an emotional evolution, leaving us smiling with a lighter view of death and a more celebratory vision for the future. This is a journey of levity and hope as Amy Poehler hilariously guides us through stories about dealing with our stuff... so that those we leave behind aren’t faced with the overwhelming task of sorting through it.

Swedish Death Cleaning normalizes one of our worst fears, death, by reminding us of all the ways we are alive.

Showrunner/Executive Producer: J.J. Duncan
Executive Producers: Amy Poehler, Kate Arend, David Collins, Michael Williams, Rob Eric, Renata Lombardo, Stephen Morrison, Faye Stapleton, Margareta Magnusson, Jane Magnusson, Susanna Lea
Produced by: Scout Productions, Paper Kite Productions, Universal Television Alternative Studio

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Season 1 Episode 1

Confessions of a Lounge Singer

S1 E1 . 52m
The Death Cleaners teach a sassy 75-year-old that she does not have to live in the past.

Season 1 Episode 2

F*ck Cancer

S1 E2 . 49m
The Death Cleaners help Shana face her fear of talking to friends about "the end."

Season 1 Episode 3

The Mother Load

S1 E3 . 54m
The Death Cleaners help Lindsey when her family leaves everything they don't want at her house.

Season 1 Episode 4

The Art of a Womon

S1 E4 . 51m
The Death Cleaners help Sue sort out piles of art and photos of a queer community she helped build.

Season 1 Episode 5

What Lies Beneath

S1 E5 . 46m
After the death of Godfrey’s parents, he struggles to clear out their things from his basement.

Season 1 Episode 6

The Death Cleaners vs. The Sister Council

S1 E6 . 53m
Empty-nesters Flora and Jeff are ready to death clean, but their eight grown kids are against it.

Season 1 Episode 7

The Würst of Times

S1 E7 . 47m
A collector of kitsch, Doug makes peace with a painful past so he can make room for his fiancée.

Season 1 Episode 8

Landan’s Final Gift

S1 E8 . 56m
Before his passing, Kansas City Chiefs fan Landan asked the Death Cleaners to help his wife move on.

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The show is based on the book, The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter (The Swedish Art of Living & Dying Series) by Margareta Magnusson.

The Swedish word, döstädning directly translates as “death cleaning” but is not as aggressive as it may sound. Döstädning is simply a decluttering process and organization of one's possessions as they near the end of their life.

Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions and the Queer Eye creator, Scout Productions, produced The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning TV series.