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The adaptation of Taffy Brodesser-Akner's bestselling novel is coming to the small screen this holiday season.
Fleishman Is in Trouble stars Jesse Eisenberg as the titular Fleishman whose marriage falls apart, and Claire Danes as his ex-wife, Rachel. "I couldn't think of anyone else. Who else could have done these roles?" Brodesser-Akner said. "The characters are so specific. There are no second choices when characters are so specific or you'll be compromising something. And my one goal was to adapt the book in a faithful way."
Danes and Eisenberg enjoyed starring as a formerly married couple. "What’s extraordinary about the novel, and now this interpretation of it: It’s very comic, but it’s also quite raw and wrenching," Danes told the New York Times. "Threading that needle is fun, but a challenge. Rachel was tough for me, because she was so intensely polished in some ways and so profoundly fractured in others. Figuring out how to coordinate that was the trick of it. There are episodes where we hear his account, then we get hers. We shot those scenes, one after the other — that was very strange. It was like an acting exercise. It’s a matter of degrees."
The first two episodes are out now. Here's the schedule for when the rest of new Fleishman is in Trouble episodes drop on Hulu (If the show follows typical Hulu release patterns, they will drop at 12:01 a.m. eastern Time):
Episode 1, "Summon Your Witnesses": Thursday, November 17, 2022
Episode 2, "Welcome to Paniquil": Thursday, November 17, 2022
Episode 3, "Free Pass": Thursday, November 24, 2022
Episode 4, "God, What an Idiot He Was": Thursday, December 1, 2022
Episode 5, "Vantablack": Thursday, December 8, 2022
Episode 6: Thursday, December 15, 2022
Episode 7: Thursday, December 22, 2022
Episode 8 (season finale): Thursday, December 29, 2022
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