TV: Washington Black; Fleishman Is in Trouble

Ernest Kingsley Jr. has been cast in the title role and Iola Evans also stars in Washington Black, the adaptation of Esi Edugyan's novel, which received a straight-to-series order at Hulu, Deadline reported. Sterling K. Brown is starring in and executive producing the project, with Twilight Zone writer Selwyn Seyfu Hinds adapting the limited series for 20th Television.

Washington Black is executive produced by Hinds, Brown under his Indian Meadows Productions banner, The Gotham Group's Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jeremy Bell, Lindsay Williams and DJ Goldberg, Anthony Hemingway and Jennifer Johnson. Esi Edugyan is co-producer.


Jesse Eisenberg  will play the title character opposite Lizzy Caplan in FX's Fleishman Is in Trouble, a limited series adaptation of Taffy Brodesser-Akner's debut novel. Deadline reported that the project was created by Brodesser-Akner, who also serves as a writer. She, will executive produce with Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Susannah Grant as well as Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris who are directing the first block of the series. Fleishman Is in Trouble will be produced by ABC Signature and be available exclusively on FX on Hulu.

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