Jonah Hill and Emma Stone star in what could be your next show to binge watch on Netflix 5 years ago

Jonah Hill and Emma Stone star in what could be your next show to binge watch on Netflix

Impressive cast and an interesting plot; keep your eyes peeled for this.

Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, who first featured together in Superbad and whose careers have skyrocketed since, will star in a new show on Netflix, titled Maniac.


The first teaser for the show, just released, sees the two of them staring blankly at each other across a table.

“There’s no reason to believe that anything about us can’t be changed. The mind can be solved,” says a voiceover in the teaser, confirming that the show will, 100%, be a complete and utter mindfuck.

All 10 episodes of the series are directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, who was also responsible for the first season of HBO’s True DetectiveIt will see a full release on 21 September.

Watch the teaser here...


A synopsis of the show states: “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 has 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 10 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."

Looks like it's going to be a good 'un.

Maniac premieres September 21 on Netflix.