Up until now, we've had very little information on Cary Fukunaga's upcoming ten episode limited Netflix Series, Maniac (outside of a few stills). Yet this past weekend, the streaming giant filled in a bunch of gaps regarding the Emma Stone and Jonah Hill-starring sci-fi weird out (which was co-created by The Leftovers' Patrick Somerville), starting with this official synopsis:
“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.”
To go along with the rundown is a quick glimpse of what the hyper-stylized series is going to look like - full of vibrant Fassbinder-esque primary colors. Check it out:
That's still pretty cryptic, so we'll all have to just wait and see what the hell the rest of Maniac looks like once it hits Netflix September 21st. Lord knows, we're jonesing like hell here at BMD to dig into whatever the True Detective mastermind has in store next for us next.