Emma Stone, Jonah Hill to Star in Dark Comedy TV Series

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Emma Stone and Jonah Hill are coming to your TV screen for a dark comedy directed by Cary Fukunaga.

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Emma Stone and Jonah Hill are teaming with True Detective Emmy winner Cary Fukunaga for a TV series.

Produced by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, the dark comedy is based on 2014 Norwegian comedy series Maniac. A search for a writer is underway with Stone and Hill set to star and Fukunaga set to direct every episode. Paramount TV and Anonymous Content are shopping Maniac, with the goal for a straight-to-series pickup with a potential two-season order.

The original Maniac revolves around Espen, a mental patient at the psychiatric ward who escapes reality and lives in a fantasy world in his mind. In addition to starring, Stone and Hill would exec produce alongside Fukunaga, Anonymous Content’s Michael Sugar and Doug Wald.

The comedy hails from Anonymous Content and Fukunaga’s overall deals with Paramount. WME packaged the project.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter