In news that comes from out of bloody nowhere, but it still very welcome, Superbad co-stars Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, aka two of our favourite people, are in talks to star in a brand new TV series together.
The show, which would represent the regular TV series debut of both actors, is called Maniac, and it’s based on a hot take-worthy Norwegian series about “a man who escapes into his own dream world while institutionalised.”
Carey Fukunaga, who has previously worked on True Detective and who made Beasts Of No Nation for Netflix, is attached as a director, and the series is currently seeking a network.
Variety report that Maniac is eyeing off “cable and streaming” services and is looking to score a straight-to-series order, and possibly even a two-season upfront deal.
Netflix seems like a reasonable contender, given the Carey Fukunaga connection and the fact that they’ve been crushing it with original content lately, but TBH we’ll be happy no matter who throws money at this, as long as they make it happen.
There’s no word yet on McLovin‘s involvement but we’ll keep you posted the second we hear something.
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