Maid, the most popular show on Netflix, is based on the true account of a woman who battled for a better life for herself and her young child. The show, which is based on Stephanie Land’s memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive (opens in new tab), follows Alex (Margaret Qualley), a single mother who fights for custody of her two-year-old daughter Maddy while cleaning houses to make ends meet after leaving her abusive boyfriend. The wrenching series offers a sober, accurate portrayal of both overcoming emotional abuse in a relationship and surviving in America’s dysfunctional welfare system.
The gripping drama, which is currently ranked third on Netflix’s Top 10, has amassed a sizable fan base who have binge-watched all ten episodes and are clamouring for more. If you’re curious whether Alex’s tale will be expanded upon in Maid Season 2, here is what we know.
Has Maid been renewed for a second season?
Due to the restricted nature of Maid, Netflix hasn’t yet indicated whether Season 2 will be renewed. When other limited series, like HBO’s Big Little Lies and The White Lotus, debuted to huge popularity and numerous nominations, they were renewed. Since Maid has remained in the top 10 since its release on Friday, the streaming giant might decide to keep airing the drama.
Nevertheless, Netflix entered Maid for a Limited Series Emmy award after it debuted, indicating that it believes the programme deserves a stand-alone season. Netflix, in contrast, submitted the popular Squid Game for consideration as a Drama Series for the Emmys, indicating that it anticipates the K-drama’s success will result in a second season.
What could Maid season two be about?
Alex’s story has a satisfying resolution at the end of Season 1. After breaking up with Sean (Nick Robinson) for the second time, Alex makes the decision to relocate to Missoula, Montana, where she will attend her dream school and pursue a career in creative writing. Regina, who hires Alex to clean her house, refers her to a powerful lawyer who helps Alex obtain permission to take Maddy with her. The mother-daughter team arrives in Missoula at the end of the season and hikes up the M mountain close to Alex’s new campus.
Land’s autobiography comes to a close at the same point in her own narrative—when she and her daughter moved and she enrolled in University of Montana classes. Despite the fact that the source material ends there, a second season might pick up Alex’s story in Montana, where she intends to relocate her new house cleaning business while still pursuing her education. Then, we might see Maddy and Alex interacting with a largely new cast of characters, as well as possible cameos from Sean and Alex’s parents Paula (Andie McDowell) and Hank.
What have the cast and crew said about Maid season two?
Molly Smith Metzler, the show’s creator and showrunner, confirmed to Decider(opens in new tab) that she would be open to writing a second season because she loves creating the characters, especially Alex. “This show, I will say, has clearly been a labour of love. All of these characters have my heart, and I could write Alex for the rest of my days. She’s just in my heart, you know? I’m not sure how that would look, but I do believe that we tell her story.”
Additionally, Metzler told the publication that she could see the programme evolving into an anthology series with an entirely new cast and a different domestic worker serving as the protagonist.
She stated, “I do believe there are many maids and domestic workers out there who are experiencing stories that are as bad, if not worse than Stephanie Land’s. “To see a different maid’s story in a later season, in my opinion, would be both thrilling and fantastic. Someone who comes from a completely different location, has a completely different life experience, and is probably a mother.”
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