Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers) has been cast in the lead role for a new Netflix dramedy called Maid, according to Deadline. The series will be executive produced by Margot Robbie (Wolf of Wall Street, Bombshell) and John Wells (The West Wing).
Maid revolves around a single mother, named Alex (Qualley), who takes a job housekeeping in order to make ends meet. Alex deals with poverty, homelessness, and a system that seems to be working against her. The series is written by Molly Smith Metzler (Orange is the New Black) and is inspired by the bestselling memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive by Stephanie Land.
Land took to Twitter to retweet the exciting news.
Today is life-changing.https://t.co/2D5Akhp4Kk
— Stephanie Land (@stepville) August 26, 2020
In addition to Wells and Robbie, Metzler serves as executive producer and showrunner. The production companies involved are John Wells Productions, LuckyChap Entertainment and Warner Bros. TV.
The American version of Shameless was co-created by Wells and Metzler joined the show as a writer/producer during its eighth season. Robbie is most known for her role as Harley Quinn in the Suicide Squad franchise and as Tonya Harding in I,Tonya.
Qualley’s breakout role was as Pussycat, a member of the Manson Family, in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time in Hollywood. Additionally, she played Jill Garvey in The Leftovers and was nominated for an Emmy for her part in Fosse/Verdon.
No other details about the show have been revealed.