Based on Stephanie Land's memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay and a Mother's Will to Survive, the Netflix drama stars Margaret Qualley as Alex, a young mother who escapes an abusive relationship and takes a job as a cleaner to drag her and her daughter out of poverty.
With Andie MacDowell – Qualley's real-life mother – playing Alex's mum Paula, and the likes of Nick Robinson, Anika Noni Rose and Billy Burke rounding out the cast, Maid is a powerful limited series that takes its viewers on a rollercoaster of emotions over the course of 10 episodes.
But will the drama, executive produced by Margot Robbie, return for a second season? Read on for everything you need to know.
*SPOILERS AHEAD FOR SEASON ONE*
Will there be a Maid season 2?
There's just one season of Maid on Netflix at the moment, with all 10 episodes having landed on the streamer on 1st October.
As for whether there'll be another series, Netflix are yet to deliver official word on that front – but read on for more information about a possible season two.
Maid on Netflix ending
In the final episodes of the series, we see Alex once again embroiled in a legal custody battle with her ex-boyfriend and Maddy's father, Sean. But just as it looks like Alex will be granted custody of Maddy, the court order is thrown out after her mother Paula, who was part of the plan, decides she doesn't want to relocate with them after all.
In a final twist, however, just as it seems all is lost in her journey to start a new life, Sean admits to Alex that he is an alcoholic, and he signs over custody of Maddy to her. With this, we also see a change of tune from Paula, and at last it seems like things might look up for Alex.
We are left with Maddy on a ferry, sailing off to what is a new, and hopefully better, life. She hopes to start college and follow her dreams of becoming a writer.
But is this the end of the story, or just the prelude to season two?
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When could a second season of Maid be released?
At present there is no word from Netflix on whether there will be a second season of Maid.
Billed as a "limited series" and based on a book, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive by Stephanie Land, it's not immediately clear if a second season would have initially been planned. However, given the huge success of the show and with an ending that has set up a new life, and perhaps new struggles to come, it's perfectly possible that the limited series could be expanded and developed for another run.
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As no decision has been announced on a second season, currently there is no season two release date available.
Who could be in the cast of a second season?
With no second season confirmed, it's clearly impossible to confirm who would be in the show should it return.
However, almost everyone who featured in the Maid cast for season one seems likely to stay involved in Alex's life going forward, so as well as Margaret Qualley reprising her role as Alex, it seems likely we would see more of Andie MacDowell as her mother Paula, Nick Robinson as Sean and Billy Burke as her father Hank.
The series also starred Mozhan Marnò, Aimee Carrero and Paul Qualley.
What might happen in a second season of Maid?
Clearly, the story is told for now - but the ending that we've seen certainly leaves it open to continue to follow Alex's journey.
How will she find it continuing to care for Maddy while trying to study at college, and how will her relationship with her mother develop as they move on to a new stage?
There are certainly many threads that could be pulled upon from the first season to explore, as well as many new and intriguing angles around love and life that could be interesting for a potential second season if Netflix and the producers agree they want to green-light another run.
Is there a trailer?
As the series hasn't been commissioned, let alone gone into production, there is no trailer for the second season.
However, should there be in the future, we will update this page with the latest news and information.
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