Maniac Trailer: Is This The Most Exciting Netflix Original Series Of 2018?

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Not a whole lot more than that has been revealed about the series so far, but if the trailer is anything to go by there's going to be mind bending sequences spanning multiple time periods, brains that don't "work right", and actually a bit of light hearted comedy too. 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, claims can fix 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. So since this is a series, we're very excited and intrigued. The limited series reunites Superbad's Jonah Hill and Emma Stone a decade-plus later for a victory lap after they've turned from new kids to Hollywood royalty. There's a shifty pharmaceutical drug trial, Justin Theroux as the wonderfully-named Dr. James K. Mantleray, and... this.

Justin Theroux plays the scientist who is conducting this drug trial that claims to understand the structure of the mind and can also alter it.

What do you think of this first trailer?

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Maniac is based on a Norwegian TV show by Hakon Bast Mossige and Espen PA Lervaaq, according to Deadline.

The 10-episode series will premiere on Netflix on September 21. Emma Stone plays Annie Landsberg who is fixated on her broken relationships with her mother and her sister.

The series is written by Patrick Somerville (The Leftovers) and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (Beasts of No Nation, True Detective).

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