Superbad cast members Emma Stone and Jonah Hill have been cast in Maniac, a new TV series from Cary Fukunaga, who directed the entire first season of True Detective (you know, the good one). The show will be based off of a 2014 Norwegian comedy series of the same name, and is currently on the hunt for a showrunner.
The American version of Maniac is being produced by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content and, in addition to a writer to tie everything together, the series is currently looking for a network home. Here’s a quick synopsis of the original Norwegian version of the show:
The original Maniac revolves around Espen, a mental patient at the psychiatric ward who escapes reality and lives in a fantasy world in his mind.
Sounds like it wouldn’t only be dark, but require a hefty, high-concept budget. Given that Fukunaga won an Emmy for his work on True Detective for HBO, there’s a possibility the dark comedy series could end up there. But without even a writer yet on board, the show is obviously in very early stages, so it’s hard to be sure where it’ll land.
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