In 2019, the world lost its collective shit over the hot priest on season two of “Fleabag.” And for good reason! The clergyman, played marvelously by actor Andrew Scott, is witty, playful and, most importantly, very, very hot. (I’m still sweating over that confessional scene, TBH.)
But, dear friends, the time has come for the hot priest to step aside and make room for a new sexy TV clergyman. Namely, Jewish actor Adam Brody, whom Netflix just announced will be playing a “charming” rabbi in an upcoming comedy show opposite Kristen Bell.
Sorry, let me say that again in a way that more accurately describes how I’m feeling: JEWISH ACTOR ADAM BRODY WILL PLAY A CHARMING RABBI!!
Per Deadline, the currently untitled comedy “centers on the unlikely relationship between an outspoken, agnostic woman (Bell) and an unconventional rabbi (Brody).” They add, “Brody’s character, Noah, is a charming rabbi who is stuck in his ways and used to playing things safe. He starts to stumble when he meets a brutally honest and provocative Joanne, totally upending his safe life plan.”
Charming rabbi Adam Brody in a ROM-COM?!? Somebody sit shiva for me because I’m dead.
Naturally, the announcement spurred a great deal of conversation on Twitter, with many Adam Brody fans celebrating “an Adam Brody renaissance.” The last few years, Brody has gotten consistent work for the first time since playing Seth Cohen on “The O.C.” Notably, this Adam Brody renaissance has also been very Jewish, with the actor playing Jewish characters on “Mrs. America” and “Fleishman Is In Trouble.”
the seth cohen to rabbi pipeline for adam brody…i love it https://t.co/tKiXPW1tIh
— ilana kaplan (@lanikaps) April 28, 2023
adam brody as a charming rabbi is going to break my poor little jewish soul in half https://t.co/I9M4TeiQOV
— latke (@latkedelrey) April 27, 2023
🚨 ADAM BRODY AS “CHARMING RABBI” 🚨 ADAM BRODY AS “CHARMING RABBI” 🚨 https://t.co/VOWQZkMfUj
— Julie Greiner (@JulieAbridged) April 27, 2023
There are also some online who have shared some skepticism over the show and its implication that Judaism doesn’t allow for questioning of faith:
And then Adam Brody’s character is like “That’s totally fine, cause being agnostic is not a detriment to being Jewish” and they move on.
Whole movie is only 10 minutes long. https://t.co/PPd28fvy3T
— Elad Nehorai (@EladNehorai) April 27, 2023
However, l think Hey Alma editor Molly Tolsky said it best with this meme:
an important message for my people: pic.twitter.com/pWpxRJbRQ2
— Molly Tolsky (@mollytolsky) April 28, 2023
Mazel tov, Adam, on this new exciting role and mazel tov to the rest of us for entering our Hot Rabbi Era!