A true survival story.
Netflix's latest series Maid, based on the best-selling memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay and a Mother's Will to Survive by Stephanie Land, lands on the streaming platform Oct. 1. Once Upon a Time...In Hollywood breakout star Margaret Qualley portrays Alex, a single mother who turns to housecleaning after escaping an abusive relationship, only to find herself entangled in a sinister cycle of poverty and homelessness.
"I wrote a book so people who struggle to get by could see themselves represented in an authentic way, and they could feel less alone," author and executive producer Land explained in a press statement on Monday, Aug. 22.
The just-released trailer features Alex (Qualley) describing her fairytale life and realizing her dream may be just out of reach.
Screenwriter and fellow executive producer Molly Smith Metzler noted, "When writers look to adapt material for the screen, we look for a hero. Someone who fights like hell, against all odds, to reach a goal. I found a hero in Stephanie Land's memoir, Maid. A riveting account of a single mother who leaves an abusive relationship and finds herself broke and homeless, MAID is a story about back-breaking hard work and the power of a mother's love."
Watch the haunting first look trailer for Maid above.
Maid is available to stream Friday, Oct. 1 on Netflix.