Sam Esmail is the creator, executive producer, director, and writer of USA Network’s critically-acclaimed and Golden Globe Award–winning series, MR. ROBOT. After graduating NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Esmail attended AFI’s directing program where he received his MFA. In 2008, he wrote his first feature screenplay, Sequels, Remakes & Adaptions, which landed on the Black List, a survey taken by more than 600 production companies and film financier executives about their most liked screenplays. He followed that up a year later with his second Black List script, Norm the Movie. His feature directorial debut, Comet, which he also wrote, was released through IFC last year.