Netflix Reunites Jonah Hill, Emma Stone in ‘Maniac’ Series
It’s hard to believe it has already been 10 years since Jonah Hill and Emma Stone starred in “Superbad,” one of the best coming-of-age movies in the past couple decades.
Here we are several years later, Hill and Stone are arguably the biggest breakout stars from that movie – and now Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of their new dark comedy, “Maniac,” which was reported by Variety Wednesday.
To make this Netflix Original series even hotter, “True Detective” director Cary Fukunaga will be directing! He already has a relationship with Netflix after he helmed one of the streaming site’s biggest projects, the 2016 TV Streamies-winning “Beasts of No Nation.”
What is Netflix’s ‘Maniac’ About?
“Maniac” is apparently a remake of a Norwegian TV series with the same name.
Everything works out for the main character in an almost too-good-to-be-true fashion, as the series follows a man that lives out a fantasy life within his dreams. But, in real life, he’s locked up in a psychiatric institution.
Hill and Stone both play patients locked up in said institution. It remains to be seen if they’ll be love interests, like they were when they starred as high school teenagers, Seth and Jules.
This is actually going to be the first TV series either Hill or Stone have starred in, which makes it a huge coup for the streaming giant.
The fact that this show is being described as a dark comedy makes us think of “Louie” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” which is how we’d love for this series to play out. We also often hear the term “dramedy” thrown around, but it’s tough to imagine Hill and Stone reconnecting for something that doesn’t have more laughs than tears.
There’s no current date for “Maniac” to air on Netflix, but we can imagine it will come out in 2017. Watch for its premiere date in our “Streaming TV Shows Coming Soon” grid.