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FX’s ‘Fleishman Is In Trouble’ | Inside Look: How Taffy Brodesser-Akner Brought Her Book to TV

The author and showrunner of “Fleishman Is In Trouble” sits down with her cast to discuss the process of bringing her debut novel to the screen in this Inside Look. All 8 episodes of FX’s “Fleishman Is In Trouble” are now streaming on Hulu in the US and on Disney+ in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Check out the video below:

“Fleishman Is In Trouble” is the story of recently divorced 41-year-old ‘Toby Fleishman’ (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’ (Claire Danes), disappears, leaving him with 11-year-old ‘Hannah’ (Meara Mahoney Gross) and 9-year-old ‘Solly’ (Maxim Swinton) and no hint of where she is or whether she plans to return. As he balances parenting, the return of old friends ‘Libby’ (Lizzy Caplan) and ‘Seth’ (Adam Brody), a potential 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 finally face what happened to their marriage in the first place.

The series was created for television by Taffy Brodesser-Akner, who adapts from her acclaimed novel and executive produces alongside Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly and Susannah Grant of Sage Lane Productions. Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton (“Little Miss Sunshine,” “Battle of the Sexes”) also executive produce as well as direct multiple episodes across the series. “Fleishman Is In Trouble is produced by ABC Signature.

All eight episodes of “Fleishman Is In Trouble” are available to stream now on Hulu in the United States and on Disney+ in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.  “Fleishman Is In Trouble” will premiere 22 February 2023 on Disney+ in the U.K. The premiere will feature the first two episodes.  A new episode will be available each subsequent Thursday.

You can also watch the trailer for the series below:

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