For Sam Esmail, Mr. Robot Was Just the Start of Exploring the Perils of Technology

The creator is turning his lifelong fascination with, and fear of, tech into riveting television

Sam Esmail spoke with Adweek about ending Mr. Robot, his plans for Battlestar Galactica and why he finds technology 'horrifying.' Christie Hemm Klok for Adweek

The critically adored drama Mr. Robot wasn’t a science-fiction show—despite its title—yet it was one of the best series ever to tackle technology and its terrifying central role in our lives. And now that the USA Network series wrapped its four-season run last December, creator Sam Esmail is ready to tackle the topic again.

This story first appeared in the March 16, 2020, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.
@jasonlynch Jason Lynch is TV Editor at Adweek, overseeing trends, technology, personalities and programming across broadcast, cable and streaming video.