Emma Stone and Jonah Hill Share a Cosmic Connection in This New Trailer For MANIAC
“Every time I separate them they just find their way back together.”
We’ve got another great trailer for you to watch for Netflix’s upcoming limited series Maniac. This one explores the cosmic connection that is shared by Emma Stone and Jonah Hill as they sign up for a program to help them with their deep depression.
The series was created by Cary Fukunaga (True Detective) and the trailer offers us even more details about the story that the series will tell. There’s a lot of imagination behind the story and I love the unexpected places that it takes the characters.
Maniac is based on a Norwegian series of the same name, and it looks like things are going to get strange. Here’s the synopsis:
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.
I can't wait to see more from this series. It looks like it's going to be great! Maniac also stars Sally Field and Justin Theroux, and will hit Netflix on September 21, 2018.