Netflix is making an attempt to mess along with your thoughts this fall. Followers of dystopian sci-fi thrillers like Black Mirror will recognize the streaming service’s newest manufacturing: Maniac, a darkish comedy primarily based on a Norwegian sequence of the identical identify. The present stars Emma Stone and a severely bummed-out (and slimmed down) Jonah Hill as sufferers who’ve signed up for a brand new drug trial designed to assist them take care of their psychological points.
Directed by Cary Fukunaga, who notched govt producer credit on reveals like True Detective and The Alienist, the sequence follows Annie Landsberg, performed by Stone, and Owen Milgrim, performed by Hill, as they bear an more and more unusual and mysterious pharmaceutical trial run by Dr. James Okay. Mantleray (performed by Justin Theroux). Dr. Mantleray claims that his therapy can restore any psychological ailment, and Hill’s character, the son of rich New York industrialists scuffling with a prognosis of schizophrenia, indicators up hoping that Dr. Mantleray’s tablets will lastly get his life again on monitor.
As Milgrim and the opposite sufferers begin popping tablets and strapping on bizarre-looking headsets, issues get bizarre in a rush. Relatively than a fast remedy, they dive deep into “some multi-reality mind magic shit,” as Stone’s character places it. Test it out within the trailer beneath.
Maniac is about for a September 21, 2018 launch.