Watch the trailer for the Netflix Original limited series Maniac starring Jonah Hill and Emma Stone in what is a far cry from a Superbad sequel.
Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality? That’s one of the lines mentioned in the HBO series Westworld where the lines between reality and an alternate reality or realities is often blurred.
The upcoming Netflix Original limited series, Maniac, shares a lot of those same themes, as Jonah Hill and Emma Stone undergo a drug trial that will change their world, forever.
Maniac is created by Patrick Somerville and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective) and the official full-length trailer is now out.
But first, a little backstory about Maniac.
Stone plays Annie Landsberg who is aimless and consumed by the broken relationships she has with her sister and mother.
Hill plays Owen Milgrim who is the fifth son of rich New York industrialists who has struggled with a disputed schizophrenia diagnosis.
Together, the two strangers make up a 10-person group that will be a part of a clinical trial to test Dr. James K. Mantleray (Justin Theroux) miracle pill that can cure mental illness, heartbreak and essentially, fixes the mind.
The three-day trial is when things really get interesting. Nothing goes according to plan.
Prepare to have your mind blown.
I’ve watched the trailer a few times before writing this and I think I’m going to watch it a few dozen more times before the Sept. 21 release date.
This has elements of Black Mirror, Inception and Westworld and I’m here for it.
Anything with Stone is going to be great and Hill looks great in the trailer. Plus, coupled with Fukunaga on board to direct has me incredibly excited for the limited series that I can guarantee will have viewers clamoring for another season.
Alas, it is a limited series, so fans will have to settle for the 10 episodes we’ll get.
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