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A new show based on Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s bestselling novel Fleishman Is In Trouble is coming to Hulu this November. The eight-part series of the same name, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Claire Danes, Lizzy Caplan and Adam Brody, is part of the FX on Hulu partnership and the first two episodes will be released on November 17, FX announced on September 23.
In Fleishman Is In Trouble, Dr. Toby Fleishman (Eisenberg) recently divorced from his ex-wife Rachel (Danish) and is attempting to return to single life. He plans to spend his summer on dating apps and having fun, but then Rachel disappears, leaving her two kids behind. Having no idea where she’s gone, Toby then tries to balance summer with his kids, his dating life, and reuniting with his old friends Libby (Lizzy Caplan) and Seth (Adam Brody) while he at the same time trying to find out where Rachel went and why her marriage fell apart.
The novel Fleishman Is In Trouble was published in 2019. It became a New York Times bestseller and was longlisted for the National Book Awards. In 2019, on Kara Swisher’s Recode Decode podcast, Akner said the book was inspired by her friends and her post-divorce forays into dating apps. “What really got me fired up about this thing is when I turned 40, I’m 43 now, when I turned 40, the amount of people that came up to me, friends whose weddings I was at that said, ‘ I’m divorced,’ and I’d be like, ‘Oh, are you alright?'” she explained. “And they showed me their phones and said, ‘You’ll never believe what’s going on.'”
Here’s what we know about Fleishman Is In Trouble.
“Fleishman’s in Trouble” cast
In addition to Eisenberg, Danes, Caplan and Brody, the series also stars Meara Mahoney Gross and Maxim Swinton as Maxim and Solly, the Fleishman children. The cast also includes Christian Slater and Josh Radnor.
Fleishman’s in Trouble Release Date
The first two episodes of Fleishman Is in Trouble will be released on November 17th. New episodes will air Thursdays thereafter.
“Fleishman’s in Trouble” Poster
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