This New Drama Has Quickly Become the #2 Series on Netflix (Watch Out, ‘Squid Game’)

While the Netflix charts have been dominated by Korean thriller series Squid Game for the past few weeks, there's a brand-new show that is coming up fast on its heels.

Maid is the newest limited series from the streaming giant, and after premiering only 24 hours ago, it has quickly become the number two show on the site. The series is based on a New York Times best-selling memoir by Stephanie Land, titled Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive.

This adaptation tells the story of Alex, a single mother who tries to make ends meet by working as a housecleaner. The lead role is filled by Margaret Qualley, who you might recognize for her parts in The Leftovers and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

“We don't have anywhere to sleep tonight...I had a home, and then we left it,” Qualley says in the trailer.

In the clip, we watch as the character of Alex tries to build a life for herself and her daughter, but it's not so easy when she's dealing with an abusive ex-boyfriend (played by Love, Simon's Nick Robinson) and a mother struggling with undiagnosed bipolar disorder (portrayed by Qualley's real-life mother, Andie MacDowell). “When I think about the house I want for my daughter and me, it's not big and full of stuff,” Alex says. “Our space is a home because we love each other in it.”

Along with Qualley, Robinson and MacDowell, Maid features Anika Noni Rose (Dreamgirls), Tracy Vilar (Partners) and Billy Burke (The Twilight Saga). The series also features executive production from names like John Wells (Shameless) and Tom Ackerley (Promising Young Woman).

We will definitely be starting this show ASAP.

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