ITV has commissioned a new six-part drama series starring Sheridan Smith.
Clean Break follows the story of single mother and cleaning lady Sam (Sheridan Smith), who becomes caught up in the dangerous world of insider trading.
The drama focuses on the struggles of the working class protagonist leading a dual life in online gambling whilst acting as devoted mother fighting for custody of her two daughters.
She soon realises she has access to powerful stock market information and sees it as her opportunity to get her life back.
With the backdrop of London's Canary Wharf contrasted with the mundane suburban world, Clean Break explores a woman's fight for her family and her struggle with addiction.
Commissioner Polly Hill, Head of Drama at ITV, said: “I am delighted to be commissioning Mark Marlow's first drama. It's such a wonderful script that finds real humour and joy in the human struggle to survive.
"Sheridan is perfect for the role of Sam and I'm thrilled she's returning to ITV to play her. Produced by Jane [Featherstone] and Sister Pictures, it's a fantastic team and promises to be a real treat for our audience.”
Executive producer Jane Featherstone (Broadchurch), said: “It’s such a pleasure to be making a show for ITV about contemporary Britain with a strong and complicated female lead character.
"It’s also enormously gratifying that this comes from an exceptional brand new voice, Mark, and a brilliant up and coming director, Lewis Arnold. Expect it to be moving, funny and surprising.”