Each week the show follows Benjamin Bratt as William Banks, a recovering addict who helps others get clean by any means necessary as he struggles to maintain his own rocky personal life. William works with an eclectic team. Swenton is a wily smart aleck who is great undercover and always jealous of Akani, the beautiful, manipulative, and mysterious woman who always seems to get the best assignments and might just have a romantic past with William. Darnell is the newest member of William’s crew. Darnell is deeply indebted to William for helping his younger brother get clean, but he must balance his deep religious convictions with the kind of work required as part of William’s team.
Together with this eclectic group, William works week-in and week-out to bring addicts of all kinds to the point where they are ready and willing to get help and begin the difficult process of getting clean. With every success and every failure, William wrestles with his own demons through an unusual relationship with God. He’s a man caught between an unwavering commitment to his work, deep love for his family, and the ghosts of his own addictions. Bad for his personal life, perhaps, but these are the tensions that make William the one you want helping a troubled loved one, the one you trust to do whatever is necessary, the man you want by your side in your darkest hour. In the face of tragedy and addiction, William Banks will risk everything to be The Cleaner.
CLICK HERE to watch the trailer and and behind-the-scenes interview with Benjamin Bratt about the show.
Brett DelBuono as Ben Banks
Benjamin Bratt as William
Liliana Mumy as Lula
Grace Park as Akani
Esteban Powell as Arnie Swenton
Amy Price-Francis as Mellissa Banks
Kevin Michael Richardson as Darnell McDowell
Find out more about The Cleaner, and watch additional video clips from the show at the official website www.aetv.com/the-cleaner
Film Fetish Trivia: Benjamin Bratt is also starring in Steven Soderbergh’s feature film Guerrilla, which features Benicio Del Toro as Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara de la Serna, and takes place around the time the Argentine revolutionary travels to New York City to address the United Nations. Guerrilla premiered in May at the Cannes Film Festival.