Elodie Yung to star in drama pilot The Cleaning Lady '

The Defenders star Elodie Yung to headline upcoming drama pilot The cleaning lady .

The drama is reportedly an adaptation of the Argentine series of the same name.

Described as a darkly aspirational character drama, the series is about a smart doctor who comes to the United States for medical treatment to save his sick son.

But when the system fails and pushes her to hide, she refuses to be hit and outcast. Instead, she becomes a cleaning lady for the mob and starts playing by her own rules.

Yung, 39, will rehearse the lead role of Reyna Salonga . The role was previously offered to the actor Shannyn Sossamon but she recently left the project.

The series will also feature actors Adam Singing & Vincent Piazza .

The pilot episode will be written by Miranda Kwok with Michael's offer like the director

Kwok will also serve as executive producer alongside Shay mitchell , Melissa Carter & Offer.