Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Netflix Gives Series Order to Dramedy 'Maid' from John Wells and Margot Robbie

Netflix has today given a series order to the original dramedy series Maid from executive producers John Wells (Shameless, Animal Kingdom) and Margot Robbie (I, Tonya, Dollface). An episode count and premiere date window were not immediately announced.

Based on the memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive by Stephanie Land, the dramedy follows a single mother who turns to housekeeping to - barely - make ends meet as she battles against poverty, homelessness and bureaucracy.

Molly Smith Metzler (Shameless) developed the series and will serve as showrunner. She executive produces with Wells, Robbie, Land, Erin Jontow, Tom Ackerley and Brett Hedblom. Warner Bros. Television, John Wells Productions and LuckyChap Entertainment will produce.

"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," said Channing Dungey, Vice President of Originals, Netflix. "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."

"Stephanie tells the searing and remarkably human story of a young woman battling to find a secure future for herself and her infant daughter, Mia, in the face of overwhelming odds and governmental assistance programs of impossible complexity," added Wells. "We're delighted to be able to partner with LuckyChap, Warner Bros, and the extraordinarily talented Molly Metzler to tell this moving story."