New casting details have been revealed for the upcoming FX series, “Fleishman Is In Trouble”, which is a new limited series based on Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s bestselling debut novel of the same name.
The series 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, 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.
Deadline is reporting that Claire Danes is going to be joining the FX series and playing the role of Rachel, who is Jesse Eisenberg’s character wife. Claire Danes has previously starred in the 20th Television series, “Homeland”.
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.