Netflix has released a new teaser trailer for Maniac, a limited series starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill making its way to the streaming service soon.
The series follows the story of two people taking part in a pharmaceutical trial for a drug that promises to fix all their problems. It’s created by Patrick Somerville (The Leftovers, 24: Live Another Day), with Cary Joji Fukunaga (Beasts of No Nation) directing all episodes as he did on the first season of True Detective.
Head below now for more info on Maniac and to see the new teaser and a poster.
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 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.
Also starring is Justin Theroux, Sally Field, Sonoya Mizuno, Rome Kanda, and Julia Garner among others.
Maniac arrives on Netflix next Friday, September 21st. If you missed it, you can find a full trailer for the series right here. In addition to the new teaser trailer, you can also find a previously released teaser below.
We are lost without connection.
As a mysterious pharmaceutical trial takes a turn, Annie Landsberg (Emma Stone) and Owen Milgrim (Jonah Hill) form a connection that could save their lives. MANIAC premieres September 21.