NEW YORK – May 17, 2023 – The latest Sundance Now Original Series Clean Sweep premieres Thursday, June 22 with two episodes on Sundance Now and AMC+; additional episodes of the series’ six-episode first season will drop weekly on Thursdays on both platforms. Starring Charlene McKenna (Bloodlands, Peaky Blinders), the suspenseful Irish series is told from the point-of-view of the killer who is also, unusually, a self-sacrificing mother and wife.
Shelly Mohan (McKenna) is super mom. Her secret power? Multitasking. She juggles the complex lives and schedules of three kids, ages 10, 11 and 15. Her days are filled with cooking and cleaning, shopping and chauffeuring and somehow manages to have a home-cooked meal on the table by the time her husband Jason (Barry Ward, Anne Boleyn, Des), a Galway Garda detective, arrives home every night. It’s chaotic and hectic and mostly thankless but it is a life Shelly is happy with. But when a dark secret emerges from her past, she makes a fatal choice to prevent the truth from surfacing.
Additional cast includes (alphabetically): Cathy Belton (Hidden Assets), Kaitlyn Rose Downey (The Princess), Adam Fergus (Harry Wild), Trevor Kaneswaren (Line of Duty), Rhys Mannion (It Is In Us All), Aidan McCann (Bad Sisters) and Jeanne Nicole Ní Áinle (SisterS).
Clean Sweep, a Sundance Now Original Series, is created by Gary Tieche (Preacher, I Know What You Did Last Summer) who also wrote episodes 1, 2, 4, 5, 6. Fran Harris (Blue Lights) wrote episode 3. Ronan Burke (Harry Wild) directed episodes 1, 2 and 3, while Yves Christian Fournier (L’homme qui aimait trop) directed episodes 4, 5 and 6. Executive producers are Jin Ishimoto, Patty Lenahan Ishimoto, Harvey Myman, Larry Bass, Mary Callery, Aaron Farrell, Graham Ludlow, Jean-Philippe Normandeau, Shari Segal, Gary Tieche and Charlene McKenna. Executive Producers for RTÉ are Dermot Horan and David Crean. Executive Producer for Fís Éireann / Screen Ireland is Andrew Byrne. Executive Producers for ZDF Studios are Yi Qiao and Robert Franke. Executive Producer for Sundance Now is Shannon Cooper. The series is produced by ShinAwiL and Incendo, and ZDF Studios will distribute the series internationally.
Episode 1 – “Done is Done” – Premieres Thursday, June 22 on Sundance Now and AMC+
Shelly Mohan, a housewife and mother of three, makes an irreversible decision, and commits an unspeakable act, when a man from her distant past surfaces – she commits murder.
Episode 2 – “Post Mortem” – Premieres Thursday, June 22 on Sundance Now and AMC+
Shelly’s husband Jason, a Garda Detective, is delighted to be assigned to case, with no sense where the trail may lead. While he and his co-worker, Fiona, focus on a sex worker, Shelly realizes she may have left evidence in the dead man’s hotel room.
Episode 3 – “Find Her” – Premieres Thursday, June 29 on Sundance Now and AMC+
We learn of Shelly’s dark history, as a teenager who was part of a drug ring in London 20 years earlier with Charlie Lynch, the man she shot. When Lynch’s true identity is uncovered, a UK officer, DSI Crichett, reopens an old murder case Shelly and Charlie were linked to.
Episode 4 – “Deirdre” – Premieres Thursday, July 6 on Sundance Now and AMC+
The investigation continues to build steam in both countries, while Shelly continues to juggle her parenting and family responsibilities – problems with her husband and children that would stress anyone. As Jason’s partner Fiona grows suspicious of Shelly, we learn of the measures Shelly took to change her identity.
Episode 5 – “Let it Go” – Premieres Thursday, July 13 on Sundance Now and AMC+
Shelly tries to change her fingerprints, while the investigation in London is developing new leads despite political pressure to close the case. New witnesses give descriptions of the suspect that may point to Shelly.
Episode 6 – “Silent Mouth” – Premieres Thursday, July 20 on Sundance Now and AMC+
The pressure builds on all fronts as Jason tries to close the case. Will Shelly be able survive as the pressure builds? The one option closed to her is to flee—she would never leave her children.
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