Binge-watching a TV show comes naturally to most of us by now. But, when it comes to a raw and gripping drama like the new Netflix limited series “Maid,” it’s almost best to savor each episode separately. The beautiful 10-episode series is inspired by Stephanie Land’s New York Times best-selling memoir “Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive.” Margaret Qualley (“The Leftovers”) gives a memorable and heartbreaking performance as Alex, a single mother who escapes an emotionally abusive relationship with her partner, Sean (Nick Robinson). In order to survive and provide for her daughter, Maddy (Rylea Nevaeh Whittet), Alex must take a job cleaning houses, which pays so little that she must also seek out government assistance. As she fights to overcome multiple setbacks and avoid homelessness, the show becomes a deeply emotional story of one mother’s love and resilience.
Following its release on Netflix, “Maid” has garnered lots of praise from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the show boasts a 96% approval rating from critics and an 84% rating from viewers. Although “Maid” was intended to be a limited series, that hasn’t stopped us from hoping for the chance to spend more time with Alex and her daughter. So, just in case Netflix decides to renew “Maid,” here’s all the information we’ve gathered about a potential release date, cast, and plot for Season 2.