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A new show based on Taffy Brodesser-Akner's best-selling novel "Fleishman Is In Trouble" is coming to Hulu this November. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Claire Danes, Lizzy Caplan, and Adam Brody, the eight-episode series of the same name is part of the FX on Hulu partnership and the first two episodes will be released Nov. 17, FX announced on Sept. 23.
In "Fleishman Is In Trouble," Dr. Toby Fleishman (Eisenberg) is recently divorced from his ex-wife Rachel (Danes) and trying to jump back into life as a single person. He's planning on spending his summer on dating apps, having fun, but then Rachel goes missing, leaving their two children behind. With no clues about where she went, Toby then tries to balance the summer with his kids, his dating life, and seeing his old friends Libby (Lizzy Caplan) and Seth (Adam Brody), while at the same time trying to figure out where Rachel went and why their marriage fell apart.
The novel "Fleishman Is In Trouble" was released in 2019. It became a New York Times bestseller and made the National Book Award longlist. In 2019, Akner said on Kara Swisher's podcast "Recode Decode" that the book was inspired by her friends and their post-divorce forays into dating apps. "The thing that set me on fire about this was, when I turned 40, I'm 43 now, when I turned 40, the amount of people coming to me, friends whose weddings I had been to who said, 'I'm getting a divorce,' and I'd say, 'Oh, are you doing OK?'" she explained. "And they would show me their phones and they'd say, 'You'll never believe what's going on.'"
Here's what we know about "Fleishman Is In Trouble."
In addition to Eisenberg, Danes, Caplan and Brody, the series also stars Meara Mahoney Gross and Maxim Swinton as Maxim and Solly, the Fleishman kids. The cast also includes Christian Slater and Josh Radnor.
The first two episodes of "Fleishman Is in Trouble" will be released Nov. 17. New episodes will air Thursdays after that.
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