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Emma Stone, Jonah Hill to Star in — and Cary Fukunaga to Direct — Series About a Man Living in a Dream World, Which Is Weird Because This Sounds Like That Dream You Had

Emma Stone and Jonah Hill are nearing deals to star in the dark comedy series Maniac, with Cary Fukunaga directing. Per Deadline, Maniac is based on a 2014 Norwegian series about a man who escapes into his own dreamworld while institutionalized (so it is basically that episode of Buffy, but funny). Coming from Paramount TV and Anonymous Content, the half-hour series is likely seeking a two-season order. So, sorry. You may have thought that the Manic Pixie Dream Girl was dying, but she will live on in a super-literal way in your (Jonah Hill’s) dreams.

Emma Stone and Jonah Hill to Star in Maniac