Director Cary Fukunaga really burst onto the scene after helming the first season of the acclaimed HBO mystery series “True Detective.” Afterward, the filmmaker was attached to a variety of projects, and actually released the really great Netflix original film “Beasts of No Nation” a year later in 2015, but since then he hasn’t been behind the camera in a while. That all changes when the Netflix series “Maniac” debuts later this year, and now we have our first look at the anticipated series.
“Maniac” is a black comedy, with an incredible A-list cast. Jonah Hill, Emma Stone, Sally Field and Justin Theroux lead an all-star cast in this Netflix series, which follows two strangers that become part of a suspicious mind-bending pharmaceutical trial. Not much else is known about the plot, but judging from the pictures that Netflix has released, it looks to be a truly strange series in the best possible way.
Before “Maniac,” as we mentioned, Fukunaga was attached to direct a few different projects, including the recent “It” remake. After working on the film for a while, with casting officially beginning, Fukunaga left the project due to creative differences. Of course, we know how that worked out, with “It” becoming one of the big breakout hits of last year.
Now, Fukunaga is hoping that “Maniac” is yet another hit for the filmmaker. This series isn’t his first series that he’s been part of since “True Detective,” however. He is also an executive producer and writer on the TNT series, “The Alienist,” which stars Daniel Bruhl and Dakota Fanning.
No word yet on a release date for “Maniac,” but with Netflix releasing these pictures, we can expect the series to premiere sooner than later.