Michael Gaston (For Life) has joined the cast of FX’s limited series “Fleishman Is In Trouble.” Gaston will star alongside previously announced cast Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), Claire Danes (Homeland), Adam Brody (The O.C.), Joy Suprano, Maxim Jasper Swinton (Halston), and Meara Mahoney Gross (Don’t Look Up). The nine-episode series is based on Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s New York Times bestselling debut novel.
“Fleishman Is In Trouble” centers on recently separated fortysomething Toby Fleishman (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 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 (Danes) until he can take a more honest look at what happened to their marriage in the first place.
According to Deadline, Gaston will play Dr. Bartuck, Toby’s imposing boss at the hospital who is all handshakes and fundraising winks.
Little Miss Sunshine directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris have reportedly been tapped to direct multiple episodes. Brodesser-Akner serves as the writer of the series and executive produces along with Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly and Susannah Grant.
ABC Signature is producing.
Gaston’s credits include For Life, The Good Lord Bird, Blindspot, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Power, The Man in the High Castle, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Madam Secretary, The Leftovers and more. He can be seen next in the Apple TV+ series Five Days at Memorial.
“Fleishman Is In Trouble” will premiere on Hulu and on Star on Disney+ internationally in 2022.