AceShowbiz - "Maniac", one of the most-anticipated shows in fall, has released a new teaser ahead of its premiere. Starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, the new footage features Stone's Annie Landsberg and Hill's Owen Milgrim wondering what being "normal" is.
From the teaser, it's revealed that Owen was diagnozed with schizophrenia 10 years ago, while Annie has been sufferring from depression "for a very long time." That apparently leads them to a drug trial led by Justin Theroux's Dr. James Mantleray.
During the trial, Annie, Owen and others are being put in the deep sleep in which they are sent to multireality brain magic. The mysterious pharmaceutical trial, however, takes a curious turn as Annie and Owen somehow have their own way in finding their way back together despite being separated.
"Did I find you? Or are you supposed to find me?" says Annie in the teaser. Of this curious bond, Sally Field's character assumes that the two have "a cosmic connection."
"It's just two people, looking out for each other," Owen concludes towards the end of the teaser.
Set in a world somewhat like our world, in a time quite similar to our time, "Maniac" tells the stories of Annie Landsberg and Owen Milgrim, 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 he 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.
Created by writer Patrick Somerville and directed by Cary Fukunaga, "Maniac" also stars Sonoya Mizuno, Julia Garner and Jemima Kirke. The 10-episode series is set to arrive on September 21 on Netflix.