Anna, her partner Owen Armstrong and the rest of the Windass clan will face testing times over the next few months, just when it seemed like their luck was about to change.
Viewers have already seen the first hints of the trouble to come as Owen's acquaintance Pat Phelan has encouraged him to stump up a substantial sum of money for a construction project.
Speaking at a Coronation Street press event today (January 10), producer Stuart Blackburn explained: "Hopefully what people will see through the Roy and Hayley story is just how good Debbie Rush who plays Anna Windass is. She's just magnificent.
"We've got a massive story coming up for the Windasses where it looks like their fortunes have completely turned around and they may finally make something of themselves, but that doesn't quite go to plan. It will change Anna's life around forever, I suspect."
Debbie Rush also teased the drama in store, promising that the storyline will be long-running.
She revealed: "I think it goes through the whole of the year. Anna has a horrible time and it gets worse. The Windasses think it's going to be amazing. They think they're going to have an amazing year ahead, but they don't!
"Anna is very vulnerable, but she's very solid on the front and she's very protective. We see her being very protective with Roy, with her family, her children and with Owen.
"While she's busy being strong and trying to hold everything together, everything fractures more and more around her. Anna would go to the ends of the earth to protect her family, and that's what we'll see."
Coronation Street continues on Monday (January 13) at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV.
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