Published: Tue, August 07, 2018
Entertaiment | By Mabel Barber

‘Maniac’ Trailer Reveals Emma Stone and Jonah Hill’s Mind-Bending Netflix Series

‘Maniac’ Trailer Reveals Emma Stone and Jonah Hill’s Mind-Bending Netflix Series

As we see here, Jonah Hill and Emma Stone's experiences at weird mental institution will send them on numerous journeys through multiples realities.

The newest trailer for Netflix's Maniac confirms Emma Stone and Jonah Hill aren't revisiting their Superbad days-but they are jumping around to plenty of other universes. The tone of the 10-episode series appears to pivot from black comedy to trepidation to soaring elation.

The summary of the show says that Maniac is set in a world that is somewhat like our own and in a time that is pretty much like ours.

The surreal visuals make a little more sense when you realise Maniac is directed by Cary Fukunaga, the same guy who helmed the first season of True Detective, aka the season that wasn't shit.

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The cast also includes Sally Field (Brothers & Sisters), Justin Theroux (The Leftovers) and Jemima Kirke (Girls), as well as Julia Garner (Ozark) and Sonova Mizuno (Ex Machina). The teaser of the series got the audience intrigued and this trailer further talks about the plot of the series. Anne Landsberg, played by Emma Stone, is disaffected and constantly dwells on broken family relationships while Owen Milgrim, played by Jonah Hill, hails from a wealthy family and struggles with being diagnosed with schizophrenia.

Based on a 2014 Norwegian series, the show doesn't take too long to take a tricky turn - and soon things go awry.

The trailer is reminiscent not only of FX's mind-melting super villain drama Legion, but also Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective) and created by Patrick Somerville, Maniac premieres September 21 on Netflix.

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