Emma Stone-Jonah Hill Series ‘Maniac’ Sets Shoot Date | TV News
Jonah Hill and Emma Stone will finally move forward on the project they signed on for close to a year ago. Maniac, the Netflix series, which will be helmed by True Detective director/writer, Cary Fukunaga, will begin shooting in August, with a release date set to be sometime in 2018.
Stone and Hill apparently met up and discussed the show at the recent Screen Actors Guild Awards, possibly asking questions like “is this even happening anymore?”.
Fukunaga will direct all ten announced episodes of the show, which is a remake of a 2014 Norwegian series where a man lives in a fantasy dream world while in fact being locked up in an institution.
Patrick Somerville, writer of The Leftovers, will adapt the series. Initially the show had been ordered for two seasons, but following these delays – and Stone’s ever expanding schedule following the massive success of La La Land – it’s possible that will be the case.
Either way, the show sounds like another coup for Netflix who have been attempting to takeover the film and TV world this year. Grabbing big stars like Stone and Hill for a series will only raise their profile – and subscriber count – even more.