‘Maniac’ Trailer: The new series from ‘True Detective’ director Cary Fukunaga asks if you know where you are right now
Fuck to the yes. Here’s a trailer for Maniac, the Netflix limited series from director Cary Joji Fukunaga. You may recognize him as the dude who helped make True Detective‘s first season fucking incredible.
“Do you know where you are right now?”
So begins the eerie trailer for “Maniac,” Netflix’s new limited series from director Cary Joji Fukunaga and starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill.
The trailer starts with the two actors, who play Annie Landsberg and Owen Milgrim, being interrogated by Justin Theroux’s Dr. James Mantleray, who claims he can repair anything about the mind with a sequence of pills of his own invention.
“Is this therapy now?” asks Annie. “It’s not therapy, it’s science,” Mantleray responds. “Once you begin to appreciate the structure of the mind, there’s no reason to believe anything about us can’t be changed. Pain can be destroyed. The mind can be solved.”
The 10-episode series tells the stories of Annie and Owen, two strangers drawn to the late stages of a mysterious pharmaceutical trial, each for their own reasons. Annie is 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.