“Fleishman Is in Trouble” is Heading to the Small Screen

We have great news for the many fans who sped through Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s New York Times bestseller “Fleishman Is in Trouble”: the tale is being brought to life as a limited series by FX & ABC Signature Studios.

ICM Partners client Taffy Brodesser-Akner made headlines this summer when her sharply comedic novel surrounding the intricacies of marriage, divorce, and all that comes with it hit the shelves. Her story quickly incited a 10-way bidding war that included the likes of HBO and CAA Wiip before ABC Signature Studios secured the rights to bring the story to FX.

Taffy will write and executive produce the series with executive producers Sarah Timberman, Susannah Grant, and Carl Beverly.

“I can’t believe how lucky I am to get to work with these producers and with this studio. I wrote a novel thinking it was just a little story that I had to get out into the world, and never allowed myself to think that the story would continue on like this, and I couldn’t imagine better stewards for doing it,” she told Deadline.

In addition to her work as a novelist, Taffy is a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine and has written for several publications including GQ and ESPN the Magazine. Her profiles of celebrities have won her the New York Press Club Award and Mirror Award.

She is represented by ICM Partners across multiple divisions, and with her second novel “Long Island Compromise” already in the hands of Random House, we’re certain that there is much more powerful fiction to come.