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FX has greenlit nine-episode limited series “Fleishman in Trouble” adapted from Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s The New York Times bestselling novel of the same name. The series promises to offer an “unsparing, modern take on life, love and commitment.”
The logline: is centered on recently separated forty-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 will serve as the writer and will executive produce it along with Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly and Susannah Grant. “Fleishman is in Trouble” will be produced by ABC Signature and be available exclusively on FX on Hulu
‘”I’m thrilled to be extending ‘Fleishman’s’ life onto the screen with such smart, thoughtful and courageous partners,” said Brodesser-Akner in a statement. “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.”