|Fleishman Is in Trouble|
|Based on||Fleishman Is in Trouble|
by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
|Written by||Taffy Brodesser-Akner|
|Directed by||Jonathan Dayton|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Distributor||Disney Platform Distribution|
|Original network||FX on Hulu|
Fleishman Is in Trouble is an upcoming American drama streaming television miniseries directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris and written by Taffy Brodesser-Akner, based on her 2019 novel of the same name, that is set to premiere on FX on Hulu.
Toby Fleishman, a recently divorced forty-something year old man, finds himself immersed in the world of app-based dating. But as he begins to find successes he never found in his youth, his ex-wife Rachel disappears without a trace, leaving him with only his kids. As he balances looking after his children, a promotion at the hospital where he works, and all the women in Manhattan, he realizes that he'll never be able to figure out what happened to his wife until he can be more honest about what happened to their marriage in the first place.
On September 12, 2019, it was announced that ABC Signature had won a 10-studio bidding war for the rights to the novel Fleishman Is in Trouble, with the project being developed for FX. Taffy Brodesser-Akner, the author of the original novel, was attached to write the adaptation as well as executive produce the project alongside Susannah Grant, Carl Beverly, and Sarah Timberman. On March 11, 2021, it was announced that the project was given a limited series order consisting of nine episodes, with the series now set to premiere exclusively on Hulu as part of FX on Hulu. Upon the series order announcement, Brodesser-Akner said:
I'm thrilled to be extending Fleishman's life onto the screen with such smart, thoughtful and courageous partners. When I was writing this book, my aim was to resolve for myself the mystifying dynamics and politics of marriage and middle age. Writing the book didn't help much, so I'm hoping that making this show does the trick.
On August 13, 2021, during FX Networks' Summer 2021 TCA Press Tour panel, it was announced that Little Miss Sunshine filmmaking duo Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris were attached to direct multiple episodes of the series.
In November 2021, Lizzy Caplan and Jesse Eisenberg joined the cast of the series in series regular roles. In January 2022, Claire Danes and Adam Brody joined the cast in series regular roles, while Maxim Jasper Swinton and Meara Mahoney Gross joined the cast in recurring roles. In February 2022, Joy Suprano joined the cast in a recurring role. In March 2022, Michael Gaston, Ralph Adriel Johnson and Brian Miskell joined in recurring roles. In April 2022, Christian Slater and Josh Radnor joined the cast in recurring roles.
Principal photography began by February 2022, in New York City.