On Pop Culture Confidential the creators of the wildly ambitious new Netflix series Maniac, starring Emma Stone, Jonah Hill, Justin Theroux and Sally Field! A mind-bending trip about two strangers who take part in mysterious pharmaceutical trial.
The series is written by Patrick Somerville, a novelist who has worked on the series The Leftovers. It’s directed by Cary Fukunaga, who dazzled us with the first season of True Detective and directed the films Sin Nombre and Beasts of No Nation. I talked to Mr Fukunaga and Mr Somerville about Maniac, researching schizophrenia, creating the incredible visuals and worlds of the series and more.
Plus journalist Alicia Lutes gives us a recap of the 2018 Emmys. The surprises, best speeches and biggest disappointments!
Maniac premieres on Netflix September 21st.