I’ve been so busy here with the opening of our beautiful new office! Sorry for any gaps in my posting. It’s October now, so I’m going to be posting a lot of cool scary things, but I just couldn’t resist posting about my favorite new mini-series first, Maniac. I watched the full season in its entirety in a single sitting. I’m going to say that’s a good thing, and not a bad one… It was awesome. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it. You probably won’t understand much of what’s going on until episode 3, but then you’ll be hooked.
As a writer, Cary Fukunaga is most well-known for having written The Alienist, It, and Beasts of No Nation. He’s also a producer and director. One of the interesting things he discusses is how he created this other world, and even though it is so different, why it feels strangely familiar when it comes to the issues the people are having. The interview was conducted by Abraham Riesman over at Vulture. There are some particularly good insights on writing film in this interview.
A few questions from the interview:
“What do you see as the divergence point between our world and the world of the series?”
“I really admired the way you guys handled mental illness in the show. How did you approach that topic?”
“What was the most challenging delusion to pull off?”
*** WARNING: THIS INTERVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS ***
Here’s the link to the full interview: How Maniac’s Creators Approached Mental Illness