True Detective maker Cary Joji Fukunaga has created a limited series in Netflix's popular 10-episode theory. The story of Maniac revolves around two individuals; Owen Milgrim (Jonah Hill) and Annie Landbergh (Emma Stone), who are traumatized with their past and are complete introverts.
Where Emma plays the role of a traumatized drug-addict, Jonah beautifully portrays the character of Schizophrenic New Yorker who is also traumatized due to an on-going legal feud in the business of his wealthy family. In brief, for one moment you will completely be into the series whereas the other moment you will find it very confusing and senseless.
Well, the truth is that it is a dark comedy and one-liners like, "You know that movie ‘It's a Wonderful Life?’ If that happened to me, there'd be no difference in the world" works just fine for the eccentric "Netflix viewers" but fails terribly at gripping the majority of the audience.
However, if you are waiting for its second season then your expectations are going to die. Maniac makers confirmed that it won't get a second season because it originally is a limited concept.
In a recent interview, Patrick Somerville said, "No. This was always planned as a limited series, and I think that's another reason why we had the freedom to have a more hopeful ending. A lot of times on TV, you have to throw your characters into distress again near the end to buy the next season, and we don't have to do that."
"It is a tremendous amount of energy and imagination to just to make a new show, and so you do have this feeling of wanting to hold on and keep using it, because there's so much imagination in there, but I think part of why Maniac had that improvisational feeling along the way was knowing that this is it. Let's do it now, because this is what Maniac is", added The Bridge writer.
On a related note, Emma Stone who was a part of Zombieland, will also be seen in Zombieland 2 and Cruella de Vil which are yet not announced.