Justin Theroux can fix all your mental maladies in Netflix promo for Maniac

Maniac, an upcoming Netflix mini-series helmed by True Detective's Cary Fukunaga, tells the story of two strangers (Jonah Hill and Emma Stone) who are drawn into the late stages of a mysterious pharmaceutical trial, each for their own reasons, and things get quite twisted from then on. Heading up the drug trial at Neberdine Pharmaceutical and Biotech is Dr. James K. Mantleray (Justin Theroux), inventor of a course of three drugs which he hopes will "eradicate all unnecessary and inefficient forms of pain forever." Dr. Mantleray, along with Dr. Fujita (Sonoya Mizuno) and Dr. Muramoto (Rome Kanda), is the subject of a strange new promo for the Netflix series where he encourages you to start your treatment today.

The official synopsis for Maniac:

Set in a world somewhat like our world, in a time quite similar to our time, Maniac tells the stories of Annie Landsberg (Emma Stone) and Owen Milgrim (Jonah Hill), two strangers drawn to the late stages of a mysterious pharmaceutical trial, each for their own reasons.  Annie’s disaffected and aimless, fixated on broken relationships with her mother and her sister; Owen, the fifth son of wealthy New York industrialists, has struggled his whole life with a disputed diagnosis of schizophrenia. Neither of their lives have turned out quite right, and the promise of a new, radical kind of pharmaceutical treatment—a sequence of pills its inventor, Dr. James K. Mantleray (Justin Theroux), claims can repair anything about the mind, be it mental illness or heartbreak—draws them and ten other strangers to the facilities of Neberdine Pharmaceutical and Biotech for a three-day drug trial that will, they’re assured, with no complications or side-effects whatsoever, solve all of their problems, permanently.  Things do not go as planned.

Maniac will debut on Netflix on September 21st.

Source: Netflix



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