On September 21st, Netflix unveiled its new original creation: MANIAC, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. It plunges us into a tasty mix of eras. Between the vintage and the futuristic, the viewer enters over the episodes in a universe s until then unexplored, in a world and a time close to ours.
In the main roles, we find Emma Stone and Jonah Hill who respectively play the characters of Annie Landsberg and Owen Milgrim. The latter participate in the latest clinical trials of a mysterious pharmaceutical treatment. While Annie, a young woman with no real ambition, tries in vain to build bonds with her mother and her sister, Owen, fifth child of a rich New York industrialist, has been fighting since childhood against a disputed diagnosis of schizophrenia.
Their lives did not turn out as they wished. The ideal promise of a new radical pharmaceutical treatment is timely. These miraculous capsules, according to their inventor, Dr. James K. Mantleray, interpreted by Justin Theroux, treat the souls of the mentally ill as broken hearts. Neberdine Pharmaceutical & Biotech promises them a three-day clinical trial designed to solve all their problems permanently, without complications or side effects.
The ten episodes of MANIAC are available on Netflix. Come and discover a world full of color in the spirit of these characters who explore the medicine of tomorrow.