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Things We Saw Today: Netflix’s Trippy Trailer for Maniac is Giving Us Legion Feels

Plus Final Fantasy, Ryan Reynolds, and more!

The first teaser for Jonah Hill and Emma Stone’s new Netflix series Maniac has been released, and it’s already garnering comparisons to FX’s psychedelic superhero show Legion. It’s easy to see why: both series concern the experimental treatment of psych patients with the same trippy flourishes that suggest that something isn’t quite right with their diagnosis or their treatment.

Created by Patrick Somerville (The Leftovers) and directed by Cary Fukunaga (True Detective), the series (adapted from a Norwegian show) centers on two strangers taking part in an experimental drug trial that claims to solve all their problems, physically, mentally and emotionally. Justin Theroux also stars as the mysterious doctor leading the trial. The teaser doesn’t give us a lot to go on, but considering the talent involved, we’ll definitely be checking it out.

(via Indiewire, image: Netflix)

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Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.