Claire Danes has joined the cast of Fleishman is in Trouble.
An FX / Hulu limited series which will also star Jesse Eisenberg and Lizzy Caplan . The series will be based on Taffy Brodesser-Akner Fleishman’s novel in pieces .
The plot of Fleishman is in Trouble
Brodesser-Akner developed the series, centered around a recently separated 40-year-old doctor, Toby Fleishman (Eisenberg), who throws himself headlong into the world of online dating with a success he never knew in his youth, when he married after his death. medical studies. But, at the very beginning of his first summer of sexual freedom, his ex-wife Rachel (Danes) disappears leaving him with the children in charge, with no clue as to where she ended up or when (and if) she plans to return. Toby thus finds himself dealing with parental obligations, the return of old friends, a long-awaited promotion to the hospital where he works and all the single women that Manhattan has to offer. But he soon realizes that he can never find out what happened to Rachel until he can honestly examine what happened to their marriage.
Claire Danes will play Rachel, a successful and ambitious agent whose one-piece facade hides past trauma. At first she enjoys her freedom after leaving Toby, but soon finds herself lost in the search for a new identity. Lizzy Caplan will finally be Libby, co-star, narrator of the series and friend of Toby.
Authors and producers
Taffy Brodesser-Akner will write the series and executive produce alongside Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Susannah Grant and Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris , directors of Little Miss Sunshine and Ruby Sparks , who will direct the first episodes. Fleishman is in Trouble will be produced by ABC Signature, a subsidiary of Disney TV Studios.