Netflix releases first trailer for Cary Joji Fukunaga’s MANIAC

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Netflix has released the first trailer for sci-fi series Maniac.  The series stars Emma Stone and Jonah Hill and comes from the mind of Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective).

Stone and Hill star as “two strangers drawn to the late stages of a mysterious pharmaceutical trial, each for their own reasons.”

From the looks of this trailer the two will be going through so mind boggling scenarios whilst taking part in the trial. But don’t take it from us, check out the trailer in the player 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.

Maniac is created by Patrick Somerville, and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. The series arrives on Netflix from September 21.


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