Amy Poehler-produced TV show picks KC as ‘top pick’ to film this summer


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) – If you’re not familiar with ‘The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleansing, ‘ by the end of summer, you might be.

The new Amy Poehler-produced TV show is coming to Kansas City and will begin filming in the coming months.

“We are thrilled to be returning to Kansas City to film our new series,” said David Collins and Michael Williams of Scout Productions. “It was our first choice because we had such a great time on our last production. The support we received from the Kansas City Film Office and the city and its citizens was beyond amazing and makes this the place ideal for a first season show. Not to mention the barbecue!”

According to KC Film Office, which was instrumental in introducing the show to the City of Fountains, the show is based on Margareta Magnusson’s book of the same title, The gentle art of Swedish death cleansing.

It will feature hour-long episodes about people facing major crossroads and needing to get their homes and lives in order. A Swedish “death cleaner” steps in to organize the characters’ homes, lives, and relationships, allowing them to prepare for death while enjoying life. The show will air on Peacock/NBC Universal with an unknown release date, according to the KC Film Office announcement.

“Kansas City is on the rise” Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas said in a statement. “We look forward to seeing our city showcased internationally again in the new series, The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleansing, explores the beauty and complexity of major life transitions through the eyes of Kansas citizens. Thank you to Scout Productions, Amy Poehler and Peacock for choosing our community to tell these stories and for tapping into the exceptional pool of talent in our community to help produce the show.

The statement also said that SNL’s Heidi Gardner, a Kansas City native, had a role in showcasing the show’s filming in her hometown.

Scout Productions also produced Netflix weird eye, who has already filmed in Kansas City.


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