Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) stars as Alex, a mother who manages to escape an abusive relationship, only to find herself homeless and barely able to take care of her daughter, Maddy. Determined to make it through for both herself and her daughter, Alex turns to housecleaning to make ends meet.
A potentially potent series here and what could be quite the vehicle for Qualley to showcase her talent. With so much high-concept genre fare crowding the series market, it’s nice to see a more grounded and raw story like this hitting Netflix – and with a good amount of talent to boot.
Inspired by the memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive by Stephanie Land, Maid was created by Molly Smith Metzler (Orange is the New Black, Shameless) and has an executive producer team that includes Margot Robbie and Shameless (US) co-creator John Wells.
Maid, also starring Andie MacDowell (Qualley’s real-life mother playing her troubled mother here), Nick Robinson (going against type as the abusive ex), Anika Noni Rose, Tracy Vilar and Billy Burke, will be arriving on Netflix on October 1st.