Molly Smith Metzler will write and serve as showrunner on a new Netflix project called “Maid,” inspired by the New York Times Best-Seller by Stephanie Land. Metzler will also serve as an executive producer on the series, which will air on Netflix.
Netflix’s official logline reads, “Inspired by the powerful New York Times best-selling memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive by Stephanie Land, 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.”
John Wells, Erin Jontow, Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley, Brett Hedblom, and Stephanie Land are serving as executive producers. You have time to read the original work before seeing adaptation, you can find the novel “Maid” right here on Amazon.
John Wells said in the announcement, “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. We’re delighted to be able to partner with LuckyChap, Warner Bros, and the extraordinarily talented Molly Metzler to tell this moving story.”
“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,” added Channing Dungey, Vice President, Original Series, Netflix. “We’re excited to share the stories inspired by Stephanie’s book and bring them to life along with WBTV, John Wells Productions and LuckyChap Entertainment.”
LuckyChap Entertainment also released a statement, adding, “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.”
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