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Emma Stone and Jonah Hill Reunite for Dark TV Comedy 'Maniac'

Emma Stone and Jonah Hill Reunite for Dark TV Comedy 'Maniac'

Superbad co-stars Emma Stone and Jonah Hill are finalizing deals to reunite on the small screen, with a new series from Paramount TV and Anonymous Content entitled Maniac. Deadline reports that Cary Fukunaga, who directed every episode in the first season of HBO's True Detective, is in talks to take the helm. The report claims the project will be seeking a straight-to-series order, possibly for two full seasons, with Cary Fukunaga expected to direct every episode.

The project is based on the 2014 Norwegian TV series of the same name, a dark comedy about a man who lives in his own fantasy dream world, but in reality, he's locked up inside a mental institution. Maniac is currently seeking a writer to adapt the original series, which centered on a man named Espen who, in his fantasy world, reacts perfectly to every situation he encounters and is widely beloved by everyone he meets.

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