Director:  Cary Joji Fukunaga


  • Carol Cuddy
  • Jessica Levin
  • Jon Mallard

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Science fiction


  • Emma Stone
  • Jonah Hill
  • Sonoya Mizuno
  • Gabriel Byrne
  • Sally Field


  • Justin Theroux as Dr. James K. Mantleray
  • Kathleen Choe as Soo.
  • Danny Hoch as Alexander.
  • Stephen Hill as D’Nail.
  • Allyce Beasley as Amelia.
  • James Monroe Iglehart as Carl
  • Dai Ishiguro as Head Control Tech
  • Sejal Shah as First Medical Tech
  • Billy Magnussen as Jed Milgrim
  • Julia Garner as Ellie Landsberg
  • Nate Craig as Phil
  • Jemima Kirke as Adelaide
  • Jesse Magnussen
  • Alexandra Curran as Holly Milgrim
  • Rome Kanda as Dr. Robert Muramoto
  • Aaralyn Anderson as Belle Milgrim
  • Hannah and Cailin Loesch as the Ladies of Arquesta
  • Trudie Styler as Angelica Milgrim
  • Christian DeMarais as Mike Milgrim
  • Geoffrey Cantor as Frank
  • Josh Pais as Andy
  • Ariel Kavoussi as Audra.
  • Grace Van Patten as Olivia Meadows.
  • Lev Gorn as Sokolov
  • Hank Azaria as Hank Landsberg
  • Selenis Leyva as Patricia Lugo
  • Leo Fitzpatrick as Lance
  • Jojo Gonzalez as Agent Lopez
  • Maxine Prescott as Mrs. Finklestein
  • Joseph Sikora as JC
  • David Fierro as Bobby
  • Glenn Wein as Lord Jopling
  • Jonathan Rentler as Greg Nazlund

Production Companies:

Parliament of Owls

Rubicon TV

Anonymous Content

Paramount Television

Country of origin: United States

Languages: English

Release Date: September 21,2018

Distributor: Netflix

Runtime: 26-47 minutes



Maniac is an American television miniseries of 10 episodes. The official announcement for the series was made in 2016. Principal photography began in August 15, 2017 and concluded on November 2017.


Maniac follows the story of two strangers, Owen (Jonah Hill) and Annie (Emma Stone), who connects during a  drug trial test conducted by Neberdine Pharmaceutical Biotech. Owen has schizophrenia, but he hides the symptoms from his family. His family runs an industrial business.

When Owen was fired from his job, his father offered him to join his company, but he refused. Owen comes to know about a new drug test at Neberdine Pharmaceutical. The drug is said to cure all diseases. Owen signs for the test.


During the drug trial, Annie takes the “A” pill, after which she relives the death of her sister Ellie. After that, during the “B” pill trial, Annie and Owen transition into a shared fantasy where they become Arlie and Ollie.

After the “B” pill test, Annie realizes that her experiences with Owen on this pill are unique, causing her to feel close to Owen. Owen, however, feels that his connection to Annie is a symptom of his schizophrenia.

The final phase of the drug trial, the “C” pill, begins. Annie dreams that she is in an epic fantasy with her sister. At the same time, Owen sees that he and his family are mobsters.


When the trail ends, they wake up and leave for their homes. They both say goodbye to each other. Owen assures Annie that he will not proceed in a relationship with her. 

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Annie decides to leave for Salt Lake City and visit her father. Annie realizes how fond she has become of Owen and asks him to accompany her to Salt Lake City. She tries to convince Owen that they both have a future together. Both head to Salt Lake City together.