Jonah Hill and Emma Stone Try "Multi-Reality Brain Magic" in The First Full Maniac Trailer

Netflix gets True Detective director Cary Fukunaga for this adaptation of a Norwegian title.
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For its next big foray into sci-fi, Netflix raises Maniac, a dark comedy-thriller starring Jonah Hill, Emma Stone, and Justin Theroux, and directed by True Detective maker Cary Fukunaga. Weeks back, Netflix has released teasers for Maniac, which bore little of the plot and premise. But just yesterday, they've dropped the series' first full trailer, and it's showing a lot of promise:

Maniac, which is adapted from a Norwegian TV series of the same name, sees Hill and Stone back together on screen, but there's clearly a lot more going on than just a Superbad reunion. They star as Owen and Annie, troubled strangers who have signed up for a "mysterious pharmaceutical trial" by Dr. James K. Mantleray (Justin Theroux), which he promises can repair anything about the mind, with absolutely no side effects.

Of course, the trailer implies that there are indeed potential side effects. But then it also gives us a glimpse into Dr. Mantleray's "brain magic shit," as Owen and Annie are set against multiple realities: What seem like an average American household, a 20th-century United Nations, a Lord of The Rings type universe, and a lot of other bizarre places. It looks like the show has a mixed bag of worlds, which is pretty exciting.

For context, it's interesting to see what the original Maniac was about. Here's a trailer, which is somehow even more bizarre:

Catch Maniac when it drops on September 21, 2018. For more updates and information, check it out on Netflix.

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