Eerie First Trailer For Netflix’s “Maniac” Released

By Creative Media Times


Emma Stone and Jonah Hill has come a long way since they last starred together in the raunchy coming-of-age teen comedy hit film “Superbad.” The two are reuniting in an upcoming dark comedy series from Netflix “Maniac,” and now we finally have its first full trailer.

The trailer shows Stone and Hill’s characters Annie Landsberg and Owen Milgrim, being interrogated by
Justin Theroux’s Dr. James Mantleray. “Do you know where you are, right now? What do you think is wrong with you” Mantleray says.

“Is this therapy now?” Annie asks back during the interrogation which quickly turned bizarre. “It’s not therapy, it’s science,” Mantleray responds. “Once you begin to appreciate the structure of the mind, there’s no reason to believe anything about us can’t be changed. Pain can be destroyed. The mind can be solved.”

The series is based on the Norwegian television series of the same name by Hakon Bast Mossige and Espen PA Lervaag which aired in 2014. Written by Patrick Somerville and directed by Cary Fukunaga, “Maniac” is set to premiere on Netflix on Sep. 15.

Here’s the series logline:

“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.”