Jake Sheardown and Zolan Arneja have been busy filming roles on episode #106/107 of Netflix’s upcoming series, ‘Maid’, and Francisco Cano has also booked a role which will film next month.
Netflix has given a series order to Maid, a female-driven dramedy inspired by Stephanie Land’s New York Times best-selling memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive.
The project is from writer Molly Smith Metzler (Shameless, Orange Is the New Black); John Wells Productions; Margot Robbie’s LuckyChap Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, where Wells is under a deal and where the project had been in development.
Written by Metzler, Maid will chronicle a single mother who turns to housekeeping to — barely — make ends meet as she battles against poverty, homelessness, and bureaucracy. Told primarily through her point of view, Maid will be a beautiful, alive, gritty and inspiring exploration of poverty in America.
“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.
Metzler executive produces and also will serve as showrunner. John Wells and Erin Jontow executive produce with John Wells Productions, along with Robbie, Tom Ackerley and Brett Hedblom via LuckyChap Entertainment, and Land. John Wells Productions, LuckyChap Entertainment and Warner Bros. TV co-produce.
Channing Dungey, VP Original Series at Netflix, added: “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.”
Principal photography for the series began on September 28, 2020 and is expected to conclude in April 2021 in Victoria, British Columbia.
Netflix’s Maid is a 10-part limited series with each episode expected to run an hour.