Netflix has ordered a new drama/comedy series called “Maid” that will tells the story of a single mother who turns to housekeeping to make ends meet – although barely. Through the story she battles against poverty, homelessness, and bureaucracy. The series is based on the New York Times best-selling memoir “Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive” by Stephanie Land and is told primarily through her point of view. The story is described as “a beautiful, alive, gritty, and inspiring exploration of poverty in America”. Molly Smith Metzler (“Shameless”, “Orange is the New Black”) will write the adaptation for Netflix.
Maid is a poignant portrait that chronicles Stephanie Land’s strife and victories, and has the power to connect with our members around the world as they identify with her struggles and root for her success. We’re excited to share the stories inspired by Stephanie’s book and bring them to life along with WBTV, John Wells Productions and LuckyChap Entertainment.
– Channing Dungey, Vice President, Original Series, Netflix.