Michael Gaston Joins FX Limited Series As Returning – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Gaston (For Life) has signed on to a recurring role on FX’s limited series Fleishman Is in Trouble. He will star alongside previously announced cast members, including Jesse Eisenberg, Lizzy Caplan, Claire Danes, Adam Brody and Joy Suprano.

The series created by Taffy Brodesser-Akner is an adaptation of her bestselling debut novel of the same name. It’s about recently divorced Forties Toby Fleishman (Eisenberg), who dives into the brave new world of app-based dating with the kind of success he never had in his youth, before getting married at the end of his medical school. school. But just as he begins his first summer of sexual freedom, his ex-wife, Rachel (Danes), disappears, leaving him with the kids and no idea where she is or if she plans to return. As he balances parenthood, the return of old friends, a long-awaited hospital promotion, and all the suitable women Manhattan has to offer, he realizes he’ll never be able to figure out what’s up with Rachel. happened. until he can take a more honest look at what happened to their marriage in the first place.

Gaston will be Dr. Bartuck, Toby’s imposing boss at the hospital who is all handshakes and fundraising winks. Brodesser-Akner is the writer of the series and produces the series along with Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Susannah Grant and the creative duo Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, who also direct the first block of episodes. ABC Signature is producing the show, which will be available exclusively on FX on Hulu.

Gaston will also soon be seen in the Apple TV+ series Five Days at Memorial. He has also appeared in series such as For Life, The Good Lord Bird, Blindspot, Agents of SHIELD, Power, The Man in the High Castle, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Madam Secretary, The Leftovers, Murder in the First, TURN: Washington’s Spies, The Mentalist, Mad Men, Damages and Fringe among others. His numerous feature films include First Reformed, Bridge of Spies, Inception and Cop Land.

Gaston is represented by APA and Principal Entertainment LA.

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