Greg Davies to star in Crime Scene Cleaner comedy remake series

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Germany’s hit show Der Tatortreiniger is getting the UK sitcom treatment…

The Inbetweeners and Taskmaster legend Greg Davies is to star in BBC One’s remake of the German comedy Der Tatortreiniger, it’s been announced. A first season of The Cleaner will eventually arrive in a batch of six episodes, though no air date has been set yet.

Deadline confirms that in the UK version of the German series, Davies will lead the cast as Paul ‘Wicky’ Wickstead, who “mops up crime scenes after the police have concluded their detective work. As Wicky removes the gruesome mess, he stumbles across the strangest of people: from the victim’s relatives, employers, neighbours, and acquaintances, to occasionally even the murderers themselves. And because he’s a sociable type, he sometimes gossips more than he cleans.”

“Greg has done a knockout job of repositioning this hit sitcom for the UK audience,” said Shane Allen, who commissioned the new show for the BBC alongside Charlotte Moore and Ben Caudell. “Wicky is a thoroughly decent everyman whose differing work situation each week brims with comic flourishes and opportunities to test his moral fibre.”

More soon.