Cary Fukunaga, Emma Stone, and Jonah Hill have been working on a Netflix series that looks trippier than your freshman year of college. Per Netflix, “Maniac is the story of two strangers who find themselves caught up in a mind-bending pharmaceutical trial gone awry.” The ten-episode show is based on a 2014 Norwegian satire series, and is Fukunaga’s first directing gig since Beasts of No Nation for Netflix. Sally Field, Justin Theroux, Julia Garner, and Jemima Kirke also star in the black comedy.
See the first-look photos at Vulture’s website, unfortunately wasn’t there any photos with Jemima.
This is such exciting news! Jemima is joining a new series made by Netflix and can’t wait to get more information about this!
Girls‘ alumna Jemima Kirke is set to recur opposite Emma Stone and Jonah Hill in the high-profile 10-episode Netflix series Maniac. Character details are being kept under wraps.
Maniac, written by Patrick Somerville based on the 2014 Norwegian series, revolves around the fantasy worlds of Hill and Stone’s characters. Filming is underway on the Paramount TV/Anonymous Content dark comedy in New York City, with Cary Fukunaga set to direct all episodes.
Kirke co-starred opposite Lena Dunham as Jessa on all six seasons of Girls. She can be seen in the recently released The Little Hours and recently wrapped a starring role in Untogether, written and directed by Emma Forest. She’s repped by CAA and MGMT Entertainment.
Source: Deadline (US)