Netflix’s “Maniac” Won’t Be Coming Back For Season 2

Netflix’s new show Maniac gave us a lot to think about, but its next season isn’t one of those things. The mind-bending sci-fi comedy starring Jonah Hill and Emma Stone will probably end its run with the first season.

Netflix only started streaming Maniac on September 21, but the series already earned a loyal army of fans who’d like to see more of it.

The series tells the story of two struggling strangers who meet each other during a confusing pharmaceutical trial.

Emmy winner Cary Joji Fukunaga directed all ten episodes of this limited series, but he’s not interested in coming back. Fukunaga is pretty busy these days, especially after being picked to direct the upcoming James Bond movie, but he wouldn’t mind seeing another season of Maniac, in case the showrunner Patrick Somerville decides to do it.

Somerville, however, doesn’t seem to be very keen on that idea. Ten episodes were all he needed to tell this complex story since he always imagined it as a mini-series.

“This was always planned as a limited series, and I think that’s another reason why we had the freedom to have a more hopeful ending. A lot of times on TV, you have to throw your characters into distress again near the end to buy the next season, and we don’t have to do that,” explained Somerville.