Just a few days after announcing that Paramount TV and Anonymous Content were pitching MANIAC starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, Netflix has closed a deal giving the dark comedy a ten episode series order.
True Detective‘s Cary Fukunaga is expected to direct the ten episodes, which are based on the 2014 Norwegian series about a guy who lives a fantasy life in his dreams but in reality is locked up at an institution. Hill will play the protagonist confined to a mental institution while Stone plays a fellow patient.
Fukunaga, Hill, and Stone are all executive producers on the project along with Oscar winner Michael Sugar and Doug Wald of Anonymous, Kruke Kristiansen, Anne Kolbjornsen, Espen PA Lervaag, and Kjetil Indegard, Ashley Zalta will co-executive produce.
Emily J | Staff Writer