Emma Stone and Jonah Hill to star in TV series Maniac, directed by True Detective's Cary Fukunaga

The show is being shopped around Hollywood by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content

Jack Shepherd
Sunday 20 March 2016 17:24
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Jonah Hill with Emma Stone in Superbad
Jonah Hill with Emma Stone in Superbad

Since their 2007 breakout in Judd Apatow’s Superbad, Emma Stone and Jonah Hill have not appeared in any films or TV shows alongside each other.

Along with True Detective and Beasts of No Nation director Cary Fukunaga, the pair will feature in a US adaptation of the Norwegian TV show Maniac, a dark-comedy about a psychiatric patient who escapes the real world by delving into a fantasy realm he has created in his head. Presumably, Hill would take on the lead role while Stone would be his psychiatrist.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show is being shopped around Hollywood by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content.

The companies hope two seasons will be ordered, which is unlikely to happen from any classic TV channel. Instead, the likelihood is a streaming service such as Netflix, or American cable channel like HBO will pick up the show.

Hill recently starred in the Cohen brothers Hail, Caesar!, in which he appeared on-screen for a total of 30-second, thereabouts. Meanwhile, Stone was last seen in the critically panned Woody Allen flick Irrational Man.

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