New York Times Bestselling Memoir Maid is set to be adapted as a Netflix series according to a Press Release. The show is based on Stephanie Land’s New York Times Bestselling Memoir: Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive. It will follow the story of Land’s own life experience as a single mother, as she tries to strive for something better by just barely surviving in a constant struggle of poverty and occasional homelessness despite having a job as a housekeeper.
It will have Molly Smith Metzler (Shameless) who will act as writer, showrunner and executive producer alongside a-list actress Margot Robbie (I, Tonya, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) who will be representing her production company, LuckyChap Entertainment and filmmaker John Wells (The Company Men, ER, West Wing) who are also set to produce the series by representing his own entertainment company, John Wells Productions. All have agreed to a collaboration with Warner Brothers Television and Netflix to help develop the show.
Much of the details about the show have yet to be released to the public including a set premiere and production date as well as approximately how many episodes it will receive for its first season. As for why the show was picked up, LuckyChap Entertainment has this to say: “Stephanie Land’s book is a powerful and necessary read, with incredible insight into the struggles people face whilst just trying to get by. We are thrilled to partner with John Wells and his amazing team, as well as WBTV and Netflix, to help this story reach as wide of an audience as possible.”
Stephanie Land is a single mother of a daughter, Mia. After escaping from an unfortunate past, Stephanie endured and persevered going on food stamps, being homeless, barely making enough to make ends meet as a housekeeper. Stephanie was able to graduate with a B.A. degree in English from the University of Montana in May of 2014 and from then on has been able to work as a freelancer talking to people about her experience and issues around poverty, motherhood, and bureaucracy.