Amazon has greenlit the adaptation of Ken Liu’s The Cleaners
Are you ready for a collection of short stories? How about for one of those stories to be created into a series? You better be, because that’s what is happening. The Cleaners is coming to Kindle and will be adapted into a TV series for Prime Video.
The Cleaners is an adaptation of Ken Liu’s short story of the same name. It will be part of the collection of tales within the Faraway collection released on Amazon Kindle on Dec. 15, 2020, according to Deadline.
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The story, which is based on The Princess and the Pea by Hans Christian Anderson, will also be adapted into a series by The OA‘s Dominic Orlando with Carnival Row‘s Orlando Bloom executive producing. What’s not clear is whether Bloom will star in the story or whether he’s just remaining behind the camera for this one.
What is The Cleaners about?
If you get the sense of some sort of psychological thriller just from the name, you’d be partially right. In this world, anything anyone touches can retain memories. People can then touch those objects and gain the memories people have left behind.
It’s up to the Cleaners to sanitize the objects, removing the memories for the safety of everyone. When a young man inherits his family’s cleaning company, he takes on a mysterious commission.
However, it’s a retelling of a fairy tale. Of course, traditional fairy tales didn’t always have happy endings, so don’t expect that with this retelling.
What about the series?
As for the show, there isn’t a release date for that just yet. Pre-production work will only just be underway now that Amazon has greenlit the series. We’ll bring more information when we know it.
Faraway, featuring The Cleaners, will be on Amazon Kindle on Dec. 15.