The forthcoming Netflix series has been described as a "thought-provoking fever dream of a show" by one executive
The first trailer for the upcoming new Netflix show Maniac has been released, starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill – check out the strange first-look clip of the series below.
Adapted from the Norwegian series of the same name, the new version of Maniac is being helmed by True Detective‘s Cary Fukunaga and will reunite Stone and Hill on screen – 11 years on from their starring roles in Superbad.
The first trailer for Maniac has now arrived, which stars both Stone and Hill and gives a glimpse of the unusual nature of the show – check it out below.
The ‘limited series’ is set to premiere on Netflix on September 21, 2018. It’ll also star Justin Theroux and Sally Field, with the new series being teased over the weekend as being a “thought-provoking fever dream of a show” by Netflix executive Cindy Holland.
You can read the synopsis for Maniac below.
“Set in a world somewhat like our world, in a time quite similar to our time, Maniac tells the stories of Annie Landsberg (Emma Stone) and Owen Milgrim (Jonah Hill), two strangers drawn to the late stages of a mysterious pharmaceutical trial, each for their own reasons. Annie’s disaffected and aimless, fixated on broken relationships with her mother and her sister; Owen, the fifth son of wealthy New York industrialists, has struggled his whole life with a disputed diagnosis of schizophrenia.
“Neither of their lives have turned out quite right, and the promise of a new, radical kind of pharmaceutical treatment — a sequence of pills its inventor, Dr. James K. Mantleray (Justin Theroux), claims can repair anything about the mind, be it mental illness or heartbreak — draws them and ten other strangers to the facilities of Neberdine Pharmaceutical and Biotech for a three-day drug trial that will, they’re assured, with no complications or side-effects whatsoever, solve all of their problems, permanently. Things do not go as planned.”
Netflix also confirmed over the weekend that they are still keen on working with Aziz Ansari on developing a third season of his show Master of None.