Marie Kondo is a household name after releasing a book in 2011 that shook the world with its brutal yet thoughtful decluttering philosophy: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Now, Netflix have confirmed the zen Japanese organisational guru will be sparking joy through your TV set with her own reality show.
Kondo essentially created a global movement that inspired people to reach a deeper level of personal understanding through mindful organisation. But you’d be forgiven for thinking perhaps Netflix are a little late to the game on this one.
For years, Networks like HGTV have been enjoying a ratings bonanza with home improvement shows (you can see much of its staple on 9Life here), with Kondo’s own decluttering methods having featured in many of these shows.
It’s part of a move into the lucrative homes and lifestyle market sector that Netflix is clearly making, if the (fabulous) reboot of Queer Eye For The Straight Guy is anything to go by. And we’re not mad about it.
The eight-episode series will be released globally and follow Kondo as she helps people “spark joy in their homes, transforming their lives in emotional and surprising ways.”
No doubt there will be some juicy and emotional TV on offer, especially if Kondo comes up against a hoarder or two.
“My mission is to organize the world and spark joy in people’s lives,” Kondo reiterated in a statement. “Through this partnership with Netflix, I am excited to spread the KonMari Method to as many people as possible.”
Producer of the series, Gail Berman, gave The Hollywood Reporter a glimpse into what we can expect from the series: “We’ve seen individuals undergo astonishing and moving personal journeys simply by applying Marie’s approach to their own homes, and we are delighted to work with her and Netflix to share her method.”