Maid, the newest smash hit original series from Netflix, is inspired by a real-life account of a mother who struggled to provide a better life for herself and her young child. The show follows Alex (Margaret Qualley), a single mother who leaves her abusive boyfriend and fights for custody of her two-year-old daughter Maddy, while cleaning houses to make ends meet.
The show is an adaptation of Stephanie Land’s memoir, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive, which opens in a new tab.
Both overcoming the effects of emotional abuse in a relationship and coping with life inside the dysfunctional welfare system in the United States are confronted head-on in this harrowing and realistic television series.
A great number of viewers have already watched all ten episodes of the captivating drama, which is currently ranked third on the list of the most popular shows on Netflix, and they want more.
Here is everything that we know regarding the possibility of a second season of Maid for everyone who has been wondering whether or not we will get to see more of Alex’s narrative.
Is There Going to Be a Second Season of Maid?
Netflix has not yet provided any indication that they will be renewing Maid for a second season despite the fact that the show is marketed as a limited series.
However, several limited series have been renewed after they debuted to huge acclaim and were nominated for multiple awards (see Big Little Lies and The White Lotus on HBO for examples of this).
Since the premiere of Maid on Friday, the show has remained in the Top 10 on Netflix, which means that the streaming giant may choose to produce further episodes of the drama.
Having said that, Netflix has put in a nomination for the show Maid for a limited series Emmy after the show has already been released, which indicates that the streaming service considers the show to have a complete season.
In comparison, Netflix has entered its popular K-drama Squid Game into consideration for an Emmy Award in the category of Drama Series, signalling that the streaming service is keeping its fingers crossed that the show will be renewed for a second season.
What Are the Possibilities for Maid Season 2?
The story of Alex is wrapped up well at the end of the first season. Alex makes the decision to relocate to Missoula, Montana, after breaking up with her violent boyfriend Sean (Nick Robinson) for the second time.
She intends to attend the school of her dreams and major in creative writing there. Alex is able to acquire permission to take Maddy with her thanks to the assistance of a high-powered attorney who was referred to her by her house-cleaning client Regina (Anika Noni Rose).
The final episode of the season focuses on the mother and daughter team’s arrival in Missoula and their ascent of the M mountain, which is located close to Alex’s new college campus.
The conclusion of Land’s book coincides with the moment in her own life’s narrative at when she moved to Montana with her daughter and started attending the University of Montana.
Even though the story is finished at that point in the source material, a second season might continue Alex’s story in Montana, where she hopes to move her new house cleaning business and work while she attends college.
In such scenario, there is a chance that Alex and Maddy would interact with a cast consisting of primarily new characters, and there is also a chance that Sean and Alex’s parents, Paula (Andie McDowell), and Hank will make an appearance (Billy Burke).
What Does the Cast and Crew of Maid Season Two Have to Say About the Upcoming Season?
In an interview with Decider, the show’s creator and showrunner, Molly Smith Metzler, stated that she is interested in returning for a second season of the show since she enjoys writing the characters, especially Alex.
“I will add that this concert is the product of a lot of love and hard work. I have a crush on all of these characters, but I think I could spend the rest of my life writing about Alex. You should know that I carry her always in my heart. However, I get the impression that we tell her story, so I’m not entirely sure how that would play out.”
Metzler further shared with the publication that she could envision the show evolving into an anthology series with an entirely new cast, with yet another housekeeper taking on the role of the protagonist.
“I do think there are a lot of maids out there, there are a lot of domestic workers that are facing experiences that are as horrible, if not worse than, Stephanie Land’s,” she added. “I do think there are a lot of maids out there.”
“I believe that getting to experience the story of a different maid during one of the upcoming seasons would be a fantastic opportunity as well as a dream come true. Someone from a whole different part of the world, who has had a completely different set of life experiences, and who is probably a mother.”