Maniac (2018)
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After the subjects are discharged, James and Azumi face Neberdine's CEO. Owen and Annie part ways -- until a startling headline sparks a reunion.


Cary Joji Fukunaga




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jonah Hill ... Owen Milgrim
Emma Stone ... Annie Landsberg
Justin Theroux ... Dr. James K. Mantleray
Sonoya Mizuno ... Dr. Azumi Fujita
Gabriel Byrne ... Porter Milgrim
Sally Field ... Dr. Greta Mantleray
Hank Azaria ... Hank Landsberg
Jemima Kirke ... Adelaide
Billy Magnussen ... Jed Milgrim
Trudie Styler ... Angelica Milgrim
Lauren E. Banks ... Prosecutor (as Lauren Banks)
Allyce Beasley ... 11
Geoffrey Cantor ... Frank
Kathleen Choe ... 3
Stephen Hill ... 7


After the subjects are discharged, James and Azumi face Neberdine's CEO. Owen and Annie part ways -- until a startling headline sparks a reunion.

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Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

21 September 2018 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Annie signs in at the psychiatric hospital to visit Owen, the name of the patient on the line above where she signs is "Wendy Lemuria," a reference to Wendy the lemur in episode 4, "Furs by Sebastian." See more »


Owen Milgrim: Annie, why are you here?
Annie Landsberg: Because I'm your friend, and that's what friends do.
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3 July 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews


Maniac is a character driven mini-series about two unique personas that decides to go under a scientific experiment and finds themselves bonding and exploring a newer world together. Created by Fukunaga and Sommerville, this sci-fi drama won't let you think that it is merely a series, for its set-pieces, production and art design along with jaw dropping visual effects gives you the apt cinematic experience.

Along with these rich technical aspects, its comic based background score and stunning cinematography celebrates and justifies this tricky and twisted concept. The narrative is often stretched and too thin, but has gripping and adaptive structure to hold on to and since its premise allows it to jump from one illusion to another, its sub-plots and short stories are enough to attain the satisfying closure in each episodes.

The zest to tell an honest and uncompromising tale fuels this sometimes emotionally shallow drama into a more raunchy and gut wrenching tale whose credit goes to none other than Fukunaga whose precision is far beyond one's imagination, he can easily surprise you through his sharp insight of the character's perspective. His creative world actually runs on subconscious thoughts and the major strength of his, is to not only fiddling with those characters but also the viewers where the entire frame of the screen along with props and background score that are used competently.

Stone has emotions on the surface and with her expressive portrayal of a disturbed girl is amazing and on the other hand Hill is more reserved and subtle and addition to that, the supporting cast like Theroux and Field too delivers. The dark humor that runs smoothly which not only draws laugh but can scare you at times, the sweat drop precision of Fukunaga and the metaphorical concept that literally is imputed in each frame, are the high points of the mini-series.

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More than an epilogue, this last act is more mature and a cathartic experience that is immensely valuable in order to offer this series gravitas in its final act, since it challenges you emotionally and mentally to land on a decision, and no matter where you do land, you are going to walk out agreeing with them.

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