Disney is currently working on a new limited series, “Fleishman Is In Trouble”, which tells the story of a recently separated forty-something Toby Fleishman (played by Jesse Eisenberg) who dives into the brave new world of app-based dating with the kind of success he never had dating in his youth, before he got married at the tail-end of medical school. But just at the start of his first summer of sexual freedom, his ex-wife, Rachel (played by Claire Danes), disappears, leaving him with the kids and no hint of where she is or whether she plans to return. As he balances parenting, the return of old friends, a promotion at the hospital that is a long time coming, and all the eligible women that Manhattan has to offer, he realizes that he’ll never be able to figure out what happened to Rachel until he can take a more honest look at what happened to their marriage in the first place.
Some new casting details have been revealed by Variety, who have reported that Adam Brody, has joined the series. He will be playing the role of Seth, who is an old friend of Toby’s. Swinton and Gross play the Fleishman’s children Solly and Hanna, respectively. Caplan plays Libby, the show’s narrator and Toby and Seth’s friend.
Adam Brody has previously starred in “The OC” and has also appeared in the FX series, “Mrs America”.
Also joining the series is Maxim Jasper Swinton (Halston) and Meara Mahoney Gross (Don’t Look Up)
The series will also star Lizzy Caplan as Libby, the show’s narrator and Toby’s friend.
ABC Signature Studios are creating the series. Taffy Brodesser-Akner is adapting his novel and will be an executive producer, along with Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Susannah Grant, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris.
“Fleishman Is In Trouble” will stream on Hulu in the United States and it’ll be released internationally on Star+ in Latin America and on Disney+ elsewhere.
Are you looking forward to this new series?