It seems like The Queen’s Gambit met his match on Netflix as Housemaid takes its first spot as the streamer’s biggest limited series.
Housemaid debuted on October 1, and according to Netflix, the series is on track to reach 67 million homes in its first four weeks. That’s 5 million more than the record set by The Queen’s Gambit in 2020 during which it gathered 62 million households in its first four weeks. Netflix shared the stats on social media.
Maid – the moving limited series starring Margaret Qualley, Andie MacDowell and Anika Noni Rose that was inspired by the Stephanie Land novel – is expected to reach 67 million households in its first four weeks on Netflix! pic.twitter.com/qJbMuRyTTU
– Netflix (@netflix) 20 October 2021
The ten-part season tells the story of Alex (Margaret Qualley), a young woman who tries to support her daughter Maddy (Rylea Nevaeh Whittet) after leaving the abusive ex-Sean (Nick Robinson). Along the way, she has to deal with her mentally unstable mother Paula (Qualley’s real mother, Andie MacDowell), grapple with the reality of her relationship with her father Hank (Billy Burke), and find common ground. with her employers like Regina (Anika Noni Rose).
As she endures the challenges set up by a broken system, Alex earns money to support Maddy and herself by working as a housekeeper. The story is inspired by the best-selling memories of Stephanie Land in 2019, Housekeeper: hard work, low wages and a mother’s will to survive.
The series has remained on Netflix’s Top 10 list for the past few weeks and is expected to stay that way as it heads towards the four week mark. The drama of combating poverty, domestic violence and mental health struck a chord.
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