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Netflix picks up Maniac, a dark comedy starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill

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Directed by Cary Fukunaga, of True Detective and Beasts of No Nation

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Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of dark comedy Maniacreports Variety, with Emma Stone and Jonah Hill taking starring roles and Cary Fukunaga directing. The show is a remake of a 2014 Norwegian series of the same name, which centered around a young man, Epsen, whose life is seemingly too good to be true. Every situation turns to his advantage, and there's nothing he can't achieve. Until it's revealed that he is in fact a patient in a psychiatric hospital, whose perfect life is just a delusion. No details about characters have yet been revealed, but if the remake follows the original, then Hill will likely take on this central role.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fukunaga will be directing all 10 episodes. He's previously worked with Netflix to create the streaming company's first feature film, the critically-acclaimed Beasts of No Nation, starring Idris Elba. Fukunaga came to the public's attention with his direction of the first season of True Detective, but he passed on its second season, which was less favorably reviewed. There's no word yet on when Maniac might be hitting our screens.