Paramount TV and Anonymous Content are currently shopping the project to various outlets, seeking a straight-to-series order for potentially two seasons, with Fukunaga likely onboard to direct each installment.
The show has nabbed Emma Stone and Jonah Hill for roles on the show.
According to Deadline, Jonah Hill and Emma Stone are very close to finalizing their deals to star in Maniac for Paramount TV and Anonymous Content.
Director Cary Fukunaga (Beasts of No Nation and the first season of HBO’s True Detective) would helm the series.
The filmmaker was previously developing an ambitious two-film adaptation of Stephen King’s will become a top priority once it gets off the ground and the schedules for Hill and Stone clear.
Fukunaga, Stone, and Hill will all executive produce the series with Anonymous Content’s Michael Sugar and Doug Wald.
Determined to become an actress, the fiery redhead created a Power Point presentation to convince her parents to let her to her move to Hollywood.It’s not everyday that movie stars sign on to lend their acting prowess to a regular gig on a television show, but that very thing has just happened for the half hour dark comedy, Maniac.Brace yourselves, folks, because this one is almost too good to be true.Filmmaker Cary Fukunaga kicked off a longform storytelling trend by directing every episode of the tremendous first season of HBO’s , for which Fukunaga is set to likely helm every episode.The show is based on a 2014 Norwegian series about a mental institution patient who escapes to a fantasy world in his brain where he’s a hero and everything’s grand.Already this offers a number of visual opportunities, and given the immense skill of Fukunaga as a filmmaker, this is a fantastically promising fit.