A whip-smart doctor 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. Based on the Argentine series ‘La Chica que Limpia.’
I have been dying to see Yung in something like this since her amazing job she did as Elektra on Netflix’s Daredevil. This will be the third iteration of the series. The first was a 2017 Argentine series & the second was a Mexican series.
The Cleaning Lady is a thrilling and emotionally gripping drama that centers on Thony De La Rosa, an intelligent Cambodian doctor, whose son Luca is diagnosed with a rare, life-threatening immunodeficiency disorder. Leaving her husband Marco back in the Philippines, Thony comes to the United States in search of urgent medical treatment for her son, but when the only matching bone marrow donor backs out, she’s forced to make a difficult decision. Now living in the shadows of Las Vegas, Thony struggles to make ends meet as an undocumented worker, along with her Filipino sister-in-law, Fiona De La Rosa. Despite all the odds stacked against her, however, Thony refuses to be beaten down and marginalized, instead forming an unexpected connection with mobster Arman Morales and becoming a cleaning lady for the mob. Crossing into a world of moral grey, Thony begins to live a double life, keeping secrets from her family while cleaning crime scenes and dodging the law, playing the game by her own rules in a dangerous criminal underworld.
The series is set to premiere on Fox as a midseason entry during the 2021–22 television season.