Fleishman Is In Trouble: Jesse Eisenberg and Claire Danes star in trailer for FX series

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FX has released the first trailer for Fleishman Is In Trouble, a limited-series starring Jesse Eisenberg and Claire Danes based on the acclaimed novel by Taffy Brodesser-Akner.

Fleishman Is In Trouble tells the story of Toby Fleishman (Eisenberg), a recently divorced 41-year-old “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 (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.

Taffy Brodesser-Akner created the eight-episode series, adapting her own novel. She told Entertainment Weekly that she was inspired to write the novel from her own experiences. “When I would be talking to a celebrity and they would talk about a former marriage or a former friendship,” Brodesser-Akner said, “the amount of times I wondered what the other person in that story would say if they were in the room, and what I would believe, is what birthed the book and became what I think is the most interesting or the most surprising aspect of the show. I’ve seen relationship dramas. I’ve never seen one like this.” She says that the FX series is “about the sort of crisis of middle age, of marriage, of divorce, of nostalgia, of friendship, of what you thought your life was going to be and what you think you could have predicted. And how the more you try to predict things, the more those things tend to let you down — at least that’s my experience.

Fleishman Is In Trouble will debut on FX on November 17th. What did you think of the Fleishman Is In Trouble trailer? Will you be watching?

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