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Netflix trailer for 'Maniac' shows a drug trial gone off the rails

Netflix trailer for 'Maniac' shows a drug trial gone off the rails

Emma Stone and Jonah Hill play two people struggling to function in the midst of a pharmaceutical trial that has apparently gone incredibly wrong, leaving them both unsure of what is real and what isn't. Described as a "psychological black comedy", "Maniac" is adapted from a 2014 Norwegian series.

Check out the full-length Maniac trailer below, and binge the series when it debuts on Netflix September 21!

The trailer for Maniac was just released on August 6, 2018 and has already accumulated more than 36,000 views on YouTube.

The surreal visuals make a little more sense when you realise Maniac is directed by Cary Fukunaga, the same guy who helmed the first season of True Detective, aka the season that wasn't shit.

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The show, spanning ten episodes, will be available to watch all at once. This is also Hill and Stone's first project together since 2007's Superbad.

The cast also includes Sally Field (Brothers & Sisters), Justin Theroux (The Leftovers) and Jemima Kirke (Girls), as well as Julia Garner (Ozark) and Sonova Mizuno (Ex Machina). No, this is a TV show, it's going to get weird.

"Once you begin to appreciate the structure of the mind, there's no reason to believe that anything about us can't be changed", explains Dr. James K. Mantleray (played by Justin Theroux) as the trailer begins, showing the trial patients undergoing a myriad of tests.

Annie's disaffected and aimless, fixated on broken relationships with her mother and her sister; Owen, the fifth son of wealthy NY industrialists, has struggled his whole life with a disputed diagnosis of schizophrenia.