Over a decade after first teaming up for ageless comedy Superbad, Jonah Hill and Emma Stone are back together. Only this time, the pair will be starring on the small screen in a new Netflix series, Maniac, that looks like it could be your next binge.
If the pulling power of the Oscar winner Stone and Oscar nominee Hill wasn't enough, it looks like director Cary Fukunaga has come up with a genuinely compelling series which is sure to get tongues wagging when it's released on September 21.
The premise is as follows:
'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.'