Fleishman Is in Trouble
GenreDrama
Created byTaffy Brodesser-Akner
Based onFleishman Is in Trouble
by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production
Executive producers
Production companies
DistributorDisney Platform Distribution
Release
Original networkFX on Hulu

Fleishman Is in Trouble is an upcoming American drama streaming television miniseries created by Taffy Brodesser-Akner based on her 2019 novel of the same name. The series is set to premiere on FX on Hulu on November 17, 2022.

Premise

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.

Cast and characters

Main

Recurring

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byTeleplay by [1]Original release date [2]
1TBAJonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris[2]Taffy Brodesser-AknerNovember 17, 2022 (2022-11-17)
2TBATBATaffy Brodesser-AknerNovember 17, 2022 (2022-11-17)
3TBATBAMike GoldbachNovember 24, 2022 (2022-11-24)
4TBATBATaffy Brodesser-AknerDecember 1, 2022 (2022-12-01)
5TBATBATaffy Brodesser-AknerDecember 8, 2022 (2022-12-08)
6TBATBATaffy Brodesser-AknerDecember 15, 2022 (2022-12-15)
7TBATBATaffy Brodesser-AknerDecember 22, 2022 (2022-12-22)
8TBATBATaffy Brodesser-AknerDecember 29, 2022 (2022-12-29)

Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini also direct episodes of the series.[2]

Production

Development

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.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

The limited series is scheduled to be released on November 17, 2022, with the first two episodes available immediately and the rest debuting on a weekly basis.[6]

Casting

In November 2021, Lizzy Caplan and Jesse Eisenberg joined the cast of the series in series regular roles.[7][8] 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.[9][10] In February 2022, Joy Suprano joined the cast in a recurring role.[11] In March 2022, Michael Gaston, Ralph Adriel Johnson and Brian Miskell joined in recurring roles.[12][13] In April 2022, Christian Slater and Josh Radnor joined the cast in recurring roles.[14][15]

Filming

Principal photography began by February 2022, in New York City.[16]

References

  1. ^ "Fleishman is in Trouble". Writers Guild of America West. Retrieved September 27, 2022.
  2. ^ a b c "Shows A-Z - Fleishman Is In Trouble on fx on hulu". The Futon Critic. Retrieved September 27, 2022.
  3. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (September 12, 2019). "'Fleishman Is In Trouble' Limited Series Based On Taffy Brodesser-Akner's Novel In Works At FX & ABC Signature Studios". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on May 25, 2020. Retrieved March 11, 2021.
  4. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (March 11, 2021). "'Fleishman Is In Trouble': FX Orders Limited Series Based On Taffy Brodesser-Akner's Debut NY Times Bestseller". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on March 11, 2021. Retrieved March 11, 2021.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (August 13, 2021). "FX: Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris To Direct 'Fleishman Is In Trouble'; Sunu Gonera To Helm 'Class of '09'". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on August 14, 2021. Retrieved August 14, 2021.
  6. ^ Cordero, Rosy (September 23, 2022). "FX's 'Fleishman Is In Trouble' Sets Hulu Premiere Date". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 23, 2022.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (November 16, 2021). "Lizzy Caplan To Star In 'Fleishman Is In Trouble' FX On Hulu Limited Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 29, 2022.
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (November 18, 2021). "Jesse Eisenberg to Star in FX On Hulu Limited Series 'Fleishman Is In Trouble'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 29, 2022.
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 26, 2022). "Claire Danes Joins FX Limited Series 'Fleishman Is In Trouble'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 29, 2022.
  10. ^ Petski, Denise (January 28, 2022). "Adam Brody Joins FX Limited Series 'Fleishman Is In Trouble'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 29, 2022.
  11. ^ Petski, Denise (February 11, 2022). "'Charmed' Casts Shi Ne Nielson; Joy Suprano Joins 'Fleishman Is In Trouble'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 29, 2022.
  12. ^ Grobar, Matt (March 21, 2022). "'Fleishman Is In Trouble': Michael Gaston Joins FX Limited Series As Recurring". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 29, 2022.
  13. ^ Petski, Denise (March 25, 2022). "'Fleishman Is In Trouble': Ralph Adriel Johnson & Brian Miskell Join FX Limited Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 29, 2022.
  14. ^ White, Peter (April 29, 2022). "Christian Slater Joins FX Limited Series 'Fleishman Is In Trouble'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 29, 2022.
  15. ^ Petski, Denise (April 29, 2022). "Josh Radnor Joins FX Limited Series 'Fleishman Is In Trouble'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 29, 2022.
  16. ^ "Actress Lizzy Caplan Spotted Filming at Madame Bonte for New Hulu Show 'Fleishman is in Trouble'". Upper East Site. February 9, 2022. Retrieved April 29, 2022.