Director: John Wells


  • Colin McKenna
  • Terri Murphy
  • Bonnie R. Benwick

Genre: Drama


  • Margaret Qualley as Alexandra “Alex” Russell
  • Nick Robinson as Sean Boyd
  • Anika Noni Rose as Regina
  • Tracy Vilar as Yolanda
  • Billy Burke as Hank
  • Andie MacDowell as Paula Langley
  • Rylea Nevaeh Whittet as Maddy Boyd
  • Xavier De Guzman as Ethan
  • Raymond Ablack as Nate
  • BJ Harrison as Denise
  • Christie Burke as Tania
  • Toby Levins as Basil
  • Aimee Carrero as Danielle
  • Mozhan Marnòas Tara
  • Théodore Pellerin as Wayne

Starring by:

  • Margaret Qualley
  • Nick Robinson
  • Anika Noni Rose
  • Tracy Vilar
  • Billy Bruke
  • Andie McDowell

Production Companies:

Country of origin: United States

Languages: English

Release Date: October 1, 2021

Distributor: Netflix

Runtime: 47-60 minutes

Maid top ten

  • Alex
  • Maddy 
  • Paula
  • Regina
  • Sean
  • Yolanda
  • Hank
  • Denise
  • Nate
  • Danielle


Maid is an American mini-series of 10 episodes. The series is inspired by Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive. Principal photography for the series begin on September 28, 2020.


The plot of Maid revolves around the life of a young mother who escapes an abusive relationship. She does house cleaning jobs to feed her daughter. The series highlights the struggles of a mother raising a child alone and dealing with an abusive ex-boyfriend.

Alex (Margaret Qualley ) leaves her abusive boyfriend, Sean (Nick Robinson ). She also took her 2-year-old daughter, Maddy, with her. Alex needs work to make her survive. A social worker informs her about the value maid job available in a cleaning company. Yolanda, who is the company owner, hires Alex. She leaves Maddy with her mother Paula  who babysits her while Alex is at work.


Sean has filed a case in court for the custody of his daughter. Sean’s lawyer contacts Alex and informs her about the case. Alex lost the court case, and Sean got complete custody of his daughter for 7 days.

Left with no other option, Alex took refuge at a nearby domestic violence shelter owned by Denise. Denise introduces her lawyer friend to Alex, who advises her on Maddy’s custody matter.

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One day Alex finds Sean drunk at a bar. She rebukes him for his neglecting parenting attitude. Sean later decides to drop his court case and aggress to the joint custody of Maddy. Alex, working at Regina’s place, finds out about Regina’s disturbed marriage life. She reflects from this that how wealthy people are often unhappy.

When Alex learns that Sean cannot care for Maddy, she takes Maddy to her father’s place. But later on, when Alex realizes that she and her mother left home because Hank was physically abusive, she takes Maddy from his house and goes to her mother’s place. Alex is now in search of a new residence for her. She temporarily shifts to Nate’s place.


Alex Gets Maddy’s Custody

When Alex knows that Sean is unwilling to give up Maddy’s custody, she visits her father, Hank. She asks her father to testify about the evidence of Sean’s physical abuse, but he refuses to do so. However, Sean realizes that  his alcoholism makes him unfit for Maddy’s parenting.

He drops the court’s case and signs full of Maddy’s custody to Alex. Alex and Maddy, finally now free, departs for Missoula.