Netflix seems to have some sort of viewer data indicating that various demographic quadrants are interested in strange, mysterious stuff. First we had the teaser for Roma, and now we have an equally strange teaser for Maniac, an upcoming limited series starring Jonah Hill and Emma Stone. Unlike Roma, however, Netflix has released a rather extensive synopsis for the show. Here’s part of it:
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.
So, a lot like Superbad, then. Check out the teaser for Maniac below, and watch for the series to hit Netflix on September 21st.