28 Feb 2024

Paul Cleave on bringing his serial-killer book The Cleaner to TV screens

From Nine To Noon, 11:45 am on 28 February 2024
Poster for Dark City: The Cleaner; Paul Cleave

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Paul Cleave is a crime writer and three-time Ngaio Marsh Award winner whose books have been translated into 20 languages.

His first novel, The Cleaner, follows the murderous night-time antics of a Christchurch man who, by day, presents as a mild-mannered janitor at a police station.

The book has been turned into a six part TV series called Dark City: The Cleaner (from March 4 on Neon/Sky Go/SoHo) and Paul has been intricately involved in the process - as the production's screenwriter.

He joins Kathryn to talk about bringing his characters to life on screen.