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

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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