Just when you thought your Netflix
queue had reached full capacity, here comes “Maniac
.” The streaming giant’s upcoming limited series is arguably the most anticipated television show of 2018, thanks to the involvement of Emma Stone
, Jonah Hill
, and director Cary Fukunaga.
Netflix is being incredibly tight-lipped about most of the show’s details, but IndieWire
has gathered all the existing information about “Maniac
” and brought it all together for a primer on the black comedy. Listed below are the 7 most important facts you need to know about “Maniac
Original Source Material
” is adapted from the 2014 Norwegian half-hour comedy series of the same name. The show was created by Hakon Bast Mossige and actor Espen Lervaag, who also starred in the lead role. The show was told from the perspective of two back-and-forth narratives, one dealing with a patient in a mental asylum and another set in the patient’s internal fantasy world.