Trailers are there to drop a few hints about the plot, but Cary Fukunaga’s Maniac is breaking all the rules. The first teaser for the upcoming Netflix series starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill is finally here, and it’s one trippy ride.
Inspired by a Norwegian satire series from 2014, Maniac tells the story of two strangers caught up in a mind-bending pharmaceutical trial gone awry. If you’re watching the teaser in the hope you’ll find out more about the plot, you’re up for disappointment.
It’s just 50 seconds of Stone and Hill sitting across a table from each other, while colors change in the background. They aren’t given any lines, but the narrator at the beginning of the clip poses the question “If we began to appreciate the structure of the mind more often, could anything about us be changed if we really wanted it to be?”
Guess we’ll get the answer on September 21, when the long-awaited series debuts on Netflix. Despite the fact that the new teaser doesn’t reveal much, fans of Cary Fukunaga were on board from the get-go. Acclaimed filmmaker, whose credits include the first season of True Detective and films Beasts of No Nation and Jane Eyre, directed all 10 episodes of the upcoming binge-worthy show.