Thursday, March 11, 2021

FX Orders Limited Series Adaptation of 'Fleishman Is In Trouble' from Taffy Brodesser-Akner

FX has today given a series order to the original limited series Fleishman Is In Trouble based on the novel by Taffy Brodesser-Akner. The series will produce nine episodes and will be available exclusively on FX on Hulu.

The series centers on recently separated 40-something Toby Fleishman, 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 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 until he can take a more honest look at what happened to their marriage in the first place.

Brodesser-Akner is writing the adaptation of her novel. She will executive produce with Susannah Grant, Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly. ABC Signature will produce.

"Fleishman Is In Trouble offers an unsparing, modern take on life, love and commitment in Taffy Brodesser-Akner's terrific debut novel and we are thrilled that she is adapting it as a limited series for FX," said Gina Balian, President of Original Programming, FX Networks. "Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly and Susannah Grant join Taffy on the creative team that will work with ABC Signature to capture the energy and edge of this story."

"I'm thrilled to be extending Fleishman's life onto the screen with such smart, thoughtful and courageous partners," added Brodesser-Akner. "When I was writing this book, my aim was to resolve for myself the mystifying dynamics and politics of marriage and middle age. Writing the book didn't help much, so I'm hoping that making this show does the trick."