Adult Material: new porn industry drama to star Sheridan Smith

Channel 4 has ordered a new drama series, that’s set to explore the porn industry, going by the name of Adult Material.

It’s from the pen of The Smoke’s Lucy Kirkwood, and Sheridan Smith has been cast in the lead role on Jolene.

The official synopsis for the new series reads as follows…

Smith plays Jolene Dollar, mum of three and leading British porn star for two decades. Maybe in porn years she’s getting on, but she’s a hard worker and she loves what she does. After all, porn is one of the only industries in the world where women don’t just get paid equal to men…they get paid more.

One day on set, Jolene is introduced to Amy. Amy is 19, not much older than Jolene’s oldest daughter, Phoebe. An aspiring dancer recovering from an injury, Amy looks up to Jolene. And Jolene looks after Amy the way that she looks after every new girl on set. But she can’t protect Amy from her own choices, and soon her relationship with this unstable young woman will see Jolene’s own career and complicated home life start to unravel, as everything Jolene thought she knew about herself comes undone.

The drama is set to run for four episodes, and examine how sex and money go hand in hand. We’d guess that filming will begin later this year, although that’s not confirmed as of yet.