The first trailer for Jonah Hill and Emma Stone’s new Netflix series Maniac has been released.
The two actors previously co-starred in Superbad together in 2007, where they played teenagers Seth and Jules.
Now, they are reunited in the forthcoming black comedy series, which is set during the late stages of a pharmaceutical trial. Hill plays Owen Milgrim and Stone plays Annie Landsberg, both participants in the trial.
An official synopsis for the show reads: “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, 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.”
Maniac will also star Sally Field (Brothers & Sisters), Justin Theroux (The Leftovers), Jemima Kirke (Girls), Julia Garner (Ozark) and more. The show will be available on the streaming platform from September 21, 2018.
Meanwhile, Hill recently revealed what Kanye West’s Wyoming listening party was like. Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, he said: “It was truly a beautiful experience. They had big speakers and everybody was moshing and going crazy. Nas is there and Chris Rock … The album was amazing and it was a beautiful experience. And he seemed happy, y’know?”