"Trending Down" will star Hoffman (Death of a Salesman, Long Day's Journey Into Night) as a man whose life begins to crumble when his advertising agency is taken over. It is characterized as a "blistering attack on our youth-obsessed culture, and a darkly comic examination of what it means to matter. Or matter not."
Hoffman will play Thom Payne, with Kathryn Hahn expected to portray his wife.
Mitchell, who also directed his film of Hedwig, has directed "Short Bus" and "Rabbit Hole."
Shalom Auslander ("This American Life") created the series that was developed by Ken Kwapis.
Featuring the Broadway classics “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition,” Fiddler on the Roof will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!