Will The Cleaning Lady end up with a sparkling second season?
The FOX freshman series has yet to be officially cancelled or renewed, but the show’s executive producers Melissa Carter and Miranda Kwok are quietly hopeful about The Cleaning Lady Season 2.
Speaking in an interview with TVLine, Carter said:
It looks very positive, but they do want to hear our Season 2 pitch, which Miranda and I are working on… They’re very happy with the numbers, they’re very happy with the Hulu streaming numbers, so fingers crossed we’ll get a pickup… People just don’t watch TV as much on the night, but people are watching it after.
And honestly, they’ve been really excited about this show from the beginning, even from when it was first pitched. Right before the pandemic, it was the first drama pilot that got picked up. They’ve been in full support of this project, and then they were happy with what we delivered, and the last piece is the numbers.
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About The Cleaning Lady TV Show
FOX Entertainment has renewed its stirring, character-driven drama THE CLEANING LADY for a second season, it was announced today by Michael Thorn, President, FOX Entertainment.
"This heart-pounding, emotionally driven story has captivated audiences across all platforms with its empowering, suspenseful narrative about an undocumented worker forced to navigate the criminal underworld to save her ailing son's life," said Thorn. "THE CLEANING LADY bravely and unapologetically takes on many of today's most important social issues -- something we're proud to say is one of FOX's long-time calling cards -- and it's all brought into sharp perspective by the powerful performance of our lead, Élodie Yung and the entire cast. Thanks to the incredible talent of Miranda and Melissa and our outstanding partners at Warner Bros., audiences have embraced this story and can now look forward to finding out what comes next for this devoted mother and her son when our show returns for its second season."
THE CLEANING LADY ranks among the 2021-2022 Season's Top Five new broadcast dramas and delivers the #1 largest total multiplatform audience for a new FOX show this season. The debut episode (11.9 million multiplatform viewers) is FOX's most watched drama debut in two years, FOX's most watched Monday debut in over two years and the most-streamed FOX debut on Hulu in network history. The March 14 Season One finale of THE CLEANING LADY hit a series high in Live + 3 Day streaming, delivering more than 900,000 viewers across Hulu and FOX NOW.
Developed by executive producer Miranda Kwok ("The 100") and executive-produced by showrunner Melissa Carter ("Queen Sugar"), and executive producers Shay Mitchell ("You," "Pretty Little Liars"), David Dean Portelli, Rose Marie Vega and Paola Suarez, THE CLEANING LADY is an emotionally driven character drama about a whip-smart Cambodian doctor, THONY, (Élodie Yung, "The Hitman's Bodyguard") who comes to the U.S. for a medical treatment to save her ailing son LUCA (Valentino and Sebastien LaSalle). With her son diagnosed with a life-threatening immunodeficiency disorder and her husband, MARCO (Ivan Shaw, "Insecure"), struggling with a gambling addiction and unable to get a visa, Thony is left to save the boy on her own. Where she once had it all - a successful career as a doctor, handsome husband and family, Thony is now in Las Vegas with her sister-in-law, FIONA (Martha Millan "The OA"), waiting for a matching bone marrow donor for Luca, while struggling to make ends meet as an undocumented worker.
However, when the system fails and pushes her into hiding, she refuses to be beaten down and marginalized. Instead, through an unexpected run-in with a lieutenant of a powerful crime syndicate, ARMAN MORALES (Adan Canto, "Designated Survivor," "The Following"), she becomes a cleaning lady for their operation. Crossing into a world of moral greys, Thony begins to live a double life, keeping secrets from her family, while cleaning crime scenes for Arman and dodging the law, including the smooth-talking FBI Agent GARRETT MILLER (Oliver Hudson, "Scream Queens") who is in pursuit. Using her cunning and intelligence to forge her own path in the criminal underworld, Thony does what is necessary to save Luca - even if it means sacrificing her own soul in the process. Also, starring are Sean Lew as Thony's nephew, CHRIS, and Faith Bryant as Thony's niece, JAZ.
Based on the original Argentine series and produced by Warner Bros. Television and FOX Entertainment, THE CLEANING LADY is a story of empowerment, resilience and the human spirit that asks us all if the ends justify the means. Miranda Kwok ("The 100") developed the series and is a writer and executive producer. Melissa Carter ("Queen Sugar") is showrunner and executive producer. Shay Mitchell ("You," "Pretty Little Liars"), David Dean Portelli, Rose Marie Vega and Paola Suarez also are executive producers. Kwok wrote the pilot, which was directed and executive-produced by Michael Offer ("Homeland," "Longmire").
· Logline: THE CLEANING LADY is a darkly aspirational character drama about a whip-smart doctor who comes to the U.S. for a medical treatment to save her ailing son. But when the system fails and pushes her into hiding, she refuses to be beaten down and marginalized. Instead, she becomes a cleaning lady for the mob and starts playing the game by her own rules...
· Elodie Yung - Thony
· Adan Canto - Arman
· Martha Millan - Fiona
· Sebastien LaSalle & Valentino LaSalle - Luca (note: twins sharing role)
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