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  • Original run:
    21 Sep 2018 – 21 Sep 2018
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  • Watched by:
    32 212 of 664 0594.85%
  • Total running time:
    6 hours 40 minutes
  • Episode duration:
    40 minutes
  • IMDB rating:
    7.8 of 10 60 925
  • rating:
    7.497 of 10 20 538
  • MyShows rating:
    3.9 of 5 10 687


Set in a world somewhat like our world, in a time quite similar to our time, Maniac tells the stories of Annie Landsberg and Owen Milgrim, two strangers drawn to the late stages of a mysterious pharmaceutical trial, each for their own reasons. Annie's disaffected and aimless, fixated on broken relationships with her mother and her sister; Owen, the fifth son of wealthy New York industrialists, has struggled his whole life with a disputed diagnosis of schizophrenia. Neither of their lives have turned out quite right, and the promise of a new, radical kind of pharmaceutical treatment—a sequence of pills its inventor, Dr. James K. Mantleray, claims can repair anything about the mind, be it mental illness or heartbreak—draws them and ten other strangers to the facilities of Neberdine Pharmaceutical and Biotech for a three-day drug trial that will, they're assured, with no complications or side-effects whatsoever, solve all of their problems, permanently. Things do not go as planned.

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