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Is it better to escape from reality, than to awaken from your dream?

Espen has chosen to interpret everything that happens in the harsh reality through the lens of a wonderful fantasy world. Every day feels like a celebration, and there are no limits to what he experiences. However, all this exists solely within his imagination. In reality, he resides in a closed ward at a psychiatric hospital and has not spoken a single word until now.

Maniac was the first TV series produced for TV2’s streaming service “Sumo”.

The series received a nomination in in the Best Comedy category at The Golden Nymph awards in Monte Carlo, as well as three nominations under Monte Carlo TV festival in Monaco: Best Comedy TV Series, Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series.

Creative team behind Maniac:

Created by: Espen PA Lervaag and Håkon Bast Mossige
Directed by: Kjetil Indregard