Golden Globe-winning actress Claire Danes will star alongside Jesse Eisenberg and Lizzy Caplan in the FX limited series “Fleishman is in Trouble,” based on the novel of the same name by journalist Taffy Brodesser-Akner. The series hails from ABC Signature and will stream on Hulu.
Brodesser-Akner wrote the limited run and executive produce. “Fleishman’s in Trouble” centers on a recently divorced 40-year-old (Toby Fleishman, played by Eisenberg), who begins using dating apps and enjoying his sexual freedom before his ex-wife mysteriously disappears, leaving him with their children. Now Fleishman will have to take a look at what happened to their marriage to figure out what happened to Rachel (played by Danes), while balancing parenthood, promotions, and dating. Rachel is portrayed as a successful and ambitious talent agent struggling with her new identity and past traumas. Executive producers alongside Brodesser-Akner are Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Susannah Grant, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. Dayton and Faris will also direct part of the series.
Danes is best known for her role as Carrie Mathison on “Homeland,” which earned her numerous nominations, wins and accolades throughout its eight seasons on Showtime. Danes’ first major film and television roles were ‘Little Women’, ‘My So-Called Life’ and ‘Romeo + Juliet’, and have been active both on screen and on stage since the mid-1990s. 90s. She will next be seen on Apple TV Plus’ “The Essex Serpent”, alongside Tom Hiddleston and Clémence Poésy. Danes is represented by WME, Signpost Management and Ziffren Brittenham.
Deadline first broke the news of her casting.