Based on Stephanie Land’s Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive follows Netflix‘Maid to Alex’s life who leaves her abusive boyfriend to start a new life with her daughter Maddy. After finding a job at Value Maids, Alex struggles with various challenges such as poor housing conditions, unresolved conflicts with her ex-boyfriend and an unreliable mother. As the series progresses, Alex finds a breakthrough to help her better live her life.
The drama series, created by Molly Smith Metzler, was originally released in October 2021. The first season received unanimous praise from critics and viewers, who praised the haunting narrative, incredible performance, and sensitive presentation of the subject. Since the first season of the series ends with enormous leeway for the further development of the story, fans of the series are eagerly awaiting a second round. So what’s the prospect for season 2 of Maid? Let’s find out!
Maid season 2 release date
‘Maid’ Season 1 landed in full length on Netflix on October 1, 2021. The first season comprises ten episodes with a running time of 47-60 minutes each.
As for the second season of the series, here’s what we know. Netflix has not yet renewed Maid for season 2. The streaming giant has marketed and released the series as a limited series, suggesting another season is unlikely. However, in an interview given in October 2021, creator and showrunner Molly Smith Metzler said it would be exciting for her to tell the story of another maid in season two and turn the series into an anthology. According to Metzler, the potential main character may have a different background and experience.
While discussing the possibilities of continuing the series as an anthology, the creator also expressed her willingness to write more for the character of Alex, although not forgetting to remind that she is pleased with the way how the story ends in season 1. Given Metzler’s words, an anthology format seems like the most likely way of moving the series forward. Still, Season 2 can return with Alex’s story if the format of the series is changed from a miniseries to a regular series, as was the case with Big Little Lies. Either way, if the series is renewed soon, we can expect season 2 of Maid to come out sometime in the fourth quarter of 2022 or later.
Maid Season 2 Cast: Who Might Be There?
If the series is extended for season 2 and moves to the anthology format, we can expect an entirely new cast for season two to come or the same cast to represent new characters. If the series with Alex’s story continues, we can definitely expect Margaret Qualley (Alex) and Rylea Nevaeh Whittet (Maddy) to return. The direction of the possible plot of Season 2 will determine the rest of the cast. Nick Robinson (Sean), Andie MacDowell (Paula) and Billy Burke (Hank) could return. Should season 2 get the green light to follow Alex’s life at university, we may not see Anika Noni Rose (Regina) and Tracy Vilar (Yolanda) in the possible second season.
Maid Season 2 Plot: What Could It Be About?
Towards the end of season one, Alex’s application for a creative writing scholarship at the University of Montana is accepted. Angry that he was not involved in Alex’s decision to move to Missoula, Sean applies to the court for custody of Maddy so he can force Alex not to move. However, he realizes that as an alcoholic he can never be a good father, and gives Alex full custody of Maddy. After clearing everything up with Sean, Alex persuades Paula to move to Montana with her. However, she changes her mind and stays with Micah and asks Alex to fulfill her dreams. Eventually Alex and Maddy move to Missoula.
If Netflix and the show’s creatives decide to tell a new story, we can expect the potential second season to be a heartbreaking drama that haunts the life of a maid. If Alex’s story continues, possible Season 2 could begin with the start of her university life. With a job and a daughter to look after in between her apprenticeships, Alex’s life may not be easier, but it may also be quieter than before. If showrunner Molly Smith Metzler continues to draw inspiration from the life of Stephanie Land, we can assume that Alex’s career as a writer will be the focus of the possible season 2.