Charlene McKenna stars as a woman with a dark past alongside Barry Ward as her unsuspecting Garda husband in Clean Sweep, a new six-part thriller series set to air on RTÉ.

McKenna (Bloodlands, Peaky Blinders, Vienna Blood) plays Shelly Mohan, a mother of three, married to a detective (Jimmy's Hall star Ward) , who kills her former partner in crime when he threatens to expose her dark past.

Charlene McKenna gets ready for a clean sweep

With her unsuspecting husband hunting for the killer, Shelly must cope with pressures of the tightening noose as well as continue caring for an ailing son, her unfaithful spouse and all usual burdens of motherhood.

Clean Sweep, which is inspired by a true story, is currently being filmed and is created by Gary Tieche, who has written on Preacher for AMC, I Know What You Did Last Summer for Amazon as well as worked on Medium for CBS.

It will also air on Sundance Now in the US with ZDF Studios having secured international distribution rights to the thriller drama.

The series is being co-produced in Ireland by one of Ireland's biggest indie producers ShinAwiL (Dancing with the Stars Ireland, Miss Scarlet and the Duke) and Canada's Incendo (Be Mine Valentine, Terror Train), in association with Fís Éireann / Screen Ireland and BAI.

Dermot Horan, Director of Acquisitions and Co-Productions for RTÉ says: "Clean Sweep is a compelling thriller with a rich backdrop of strong Irish characters and the unique Irish landscape.

Barry Ward as Jason Mohan

"RTÉ believes it will attract a very large audience on RTÉ One and on the RTÉ Player, but that the story will be equally attractive to an international audience.

"As such we are delighted to be working with such a great range of partners - Incendo, Sundance Now, ZDF Studios and of course Shinawil, one of Ireland's most renowned production companies".

Larry Bass, CEO ShinAwiL and Executive Producer, adds: "When we first read Gary’s script we knew this was a story for a global audience, a classic `why done it?’ that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats. ShinAwiL are delighted to partner with Incendo and ZDF Studios in delivering this exciting modern thriller."