A new Netflix adaptation of a bestselling memoir will be filmed at Colwood’s Royal Beach, starting as early as the last weekend in September.
“Maid” is a new series from Warner Bros/Netflix based on the memoir “Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive” by Stephanie Land.
The City of Colwood says that the series will have a limited run of 10 episodes, filmed exclusively in the Victoria area between September 2020 and March 2021.
The series tells the story of a single mother who turns to housekeeping to make ends meet, battling poverty, homelessness, and bureaucracy.
Netflix announced Maid in November 2019. LuckyChap Entertainment, a production company founded by actress Margot Robbie in 2014, will be producing the series. Robbie is also listed as an Executive Producer on the show.
“Stephanie Land’s book is a powerful and necessary read, with incredible insight into the struggles people face whilst just trying to get by,” LuckyChap Entertainment said in a statement.
The City of Colwood says that the film industry sees dollars spent in the community for other businesses outside the film industry, multiplying the financial benefit for the region.
“Showcasing Colwood’s beautiful west coast waterfront location at Royal Beach to national and international audiences through film is an exciting way to promote our City and attract new investment in our community,” the City said.
A premiere date for Maid has not yet been announced on the Netflix website.