FX has announced limited series “The OA’s” Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij, and confirmed that “Little Miss Sunshine” Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton have been hired for FX’s future Hulu project, on its TCA virtual press tour today. As per the deadline, FX has given the go-ahead for Marling and Batmanglij’s ‘retreat’, And Faris and Dayton will direct several episodes of the upcoming adaptation of “Fleishman in Trouble.”.
Marling is also set to co-star in “Retreat,” a project that looks like a cross between “The White Lotus” and “Nine Perfect Strangers.” The show sees “Darby Hart, a Generation Z amateur detective” invited along with 11 other people “by a reclusive billionaire to participate in a retreat in a remote and wonderful place,” Deadline details. “When one of the other guests is found dead, Darby must fight to prove it’s murder against a wave of conflicting interests and before the killer takes another life.”
Marling and Batmanglij write and direct the project, and will carry out production alongside Andrea Sperling (“Transparent”).
“We absolutely loved what Brett Marling and Zal Batmanglige brought to us, which [a] “Radical reimagining of Wonder through a truly original cast of characters, particularly a strong, truly innovative young woman at the heart of the story and whose backstory and current story form a strong emotional core,” said John Landgrave, President of FX Networks, John Landgrave. “There is clearly a mystery unfolding as well. It is a unique and distinctive show that is not easy to produce.”
that Quote from Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s bestselling book With the same name, FX on Hulu’s “Fleishman Is in Trouble” is a nine-episode series about 40-year-old solo Toby Fleishman. Upon his separation from his wife, he “dives into a brave new world of app-based dating with the kind of success he never had before dating in his youth, before marrying at the end of medical school,” according to the source. “But just at the start of his first summer of sexual freedom, his ex-wife disappears, leaving him the children with no clue as to where she is or whether she plans to return.”
Brodesser-Akner is adapting, and will be an EP with Sarah Timberman and Susannah Grant. No word on or how many episodes Faris and Dayton will lead.