Variety is reporting that Wayward Pines alum Shannyn Sossamon will star in FOX drama pilot The Cleaning Lady.
Based on Argentinian series La chica que limpia, with Miranda Kwok (The 100) adapting for American television, The Cleaning Lady centers on whip-smart Filipina doctor Reyna Salonga (Sossamon) as she comes to the United States looking for medical treatment for her critically ill son. When she is confronted with the realization that the American health care system has failed her, Reyna gets a job working as a cleaning lady for the mob, thinking that this will allow her to pay for her son’s treatment. Soon enough, though, she finds a sense of purpose she didn’t know she was missing.
The Cleaning Lady is one of just four drama pilots in contention at FOX for 2020-21, joining underdog dance ensemble The Big Leap; Blood Relative, a procedural centering on a pioneer in the field of genetic genealogy (Melissa Leo); and an untitled series following a substitute teacher as she helps some of her students produce a shot-for-shot remake of The Goonies.
In addition to the FOX limited series, Sossamon’s television credits include Sleepy Hollow, Mistresses, and Moonlight.
You can take a look at La chica que limpia, a 13-episode series that aired in 2017, below.