Sunday, July 29, 2018

Netflix Sets Premiere Dates for 'Maniac,' 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' and 'The Kominsky Method'

During its presentation at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour, Netflix announced premiere dates for the limited series Maniac, the drama series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and the comedy series The Kominsky Method.

All 10 episodes of the limited series Maniac will debut on Friday, September 21.

Set in a world somewhat like our own and similar to our time, the series tells the stories of Annie Landsberg (Emma Stone) and Owen Milgrim (Jonah Hill), 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 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. 

Justin Theroux, Julia Garner, Jemima Kirke, Sonoya Mizuno and Sally Field also appear in the series.

Patrick Somerville developed the series based on a Norwegian format. Cary Fukunaga directed every episode. They executive produce with Stone, Hill, Michael Sugar and Doug Wald. Anonymous Content and Paramount Television produce.

All 10 episodes of the drama Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will premiere on Friday, October 26.

The drama reimagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age tale that traffics in horror, the occult and witchcraft. Sabrina (Kiernan Shipka) wrestles to reconcile her dual nature as a half-witch, half-mortal while fighting the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit.

In addition to Shipka, the drama stars Michelle Gomez, Ross Lynch, Jaz Sinclair, Chance Perdomo, Tati Gabrielle, Adeline Rudolph, Abigail Cowen, Lachlan Watson, Bronson Pinchot, Richard Coyle, Lucy Davis and Miranda Otto.

Roberto Aguiree-Sacasa developed the drama. He executive produces with Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Jon Goldwater and director Lee Toland Krieger. Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions produce.

All 8 episodes of the comedy The Kominsky Method will drop on Friday, November 16.

Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin star as two friends - an actor and his agent - tackling life's inevitable curveballs as they navigate Los Angeles, a city that values youth and beauty.

The cast also features Nancy Travis, Sarah Baker, Susan Sullivan, Emily Osment, Graham Rogers, Ashleigh LaThrop, Jenna Lyng Adams, Melissa Tang, Casey Brown and Lisa Edelstein.

Chuck Lorre, Al Higgins and David Javerbaum created the comedy.