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Who Is Emmy Rossum's Husband Sam Esmail? How They Went From Rom-Com to Real-Life Romance

Perhaps the couple that collaborates together stays together. Years after meeting on the set of the 2013 film Comet, Emmy Rossum’s husband Sam Esmail is working with his superstar spouse on another project: the Esmail-executive produced Peacock series Angelyne, in which Rossum takes on the titular role. But when she was in character as the blond bombshell, even Esmail had a hard time recognizing her.
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AppleTV+’s Ambitious Sam Esmail Sci-Fi Drama ‘Metropolis’ To Shoot In Australia

Click here to read the full article. AppleTV+’s big budget TV reworking of Fritz Lang’s classic 1927 sci-fi film Metropolis from Mr Robot creator Sam Esmail is to shoot to Australia. The production is expected to create nearly 4,000 jobs in the state of Victoria, where filming will take place, and make use of one of the world’s largest ‘virtual production’ infrastructures. NBCUniversal’s Universal Studio Group is producing the show with Esmail, who was behind USA Network’s Mr Robot and Amazon’s Homecoming and is writing, directing and show running the eight-part drama. NBCU’s Aussie producer Matchbox Pictures will handle on the ground production. Metropolis...
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Sam Esmail Making Series Adaptation Of The Family Chao

"Mr. Robot" creator Sam Esmail is staying busy, as Deadline reports he's now making a series adaptation of Lan Samantha Chang's "The Family Chao." Apart from adapting the groundbreaking "Metropolis" for Apple TV+, Esmail will be developing this latest project via his Esmail Corp. banner, which also has a deal at the Universal Studio Group division. The official synopsis for Chang's "The Family Chao" can be found below:
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Sam Esmail & UCP Developing Series Adaptation Of Lan Samantha Chang’s ‘The Family Chao’

Click here to read the full article. EXCLUSIVE: Lan Samantha Chang’s novel The Family Chao is getting a series adaptation after Sam Esmail and UCP optioned the rights to the book. Esmail will develop the adaptation via his Esmail Corp. banner, which has a deal at the Universal Studio Group division. He will exec produce alongside Chad Hamilton and Chang with Eli Kirschner as co-executive producer. The team is currently searching for a writer to adapt. The book was published last month by W. W. Norton & Company. The residents of Haven, Wisconsin, have dined on the Fine Chao restaurant’s delicious Chinese food for thirty-five years,...
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Nick Offerman Joins Sam Esmail’s Comedy/Thriller For Peacock, ‘The Resort’

Nick Offerman has joined the cast of The Resort, a comedy-thriller produced by Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail. The series recently began production in Puerto Rico and follows a couple, played by Cristin Milioti (the Mother from How I Met Your Mother) and William Jackson Harper (of The Good Place), who try to solve a 15-year-old murder case while celebrating their anniversary in Mexico. Very romantic!
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Metropolis: Apple TV+ Orders Sci-Fi Series from Sam Esmail

Metropolis is coming soon to Apple TV+. The streaming service has ordered a new sci-fi series which is based on the 1927 German expressionist film by Fritz Lang and the 1925 sci-fi novel by Thea Von Harbou. Set in a futuristic urban dystopia, the story follows the work of Freder, the wealthy son of the city master, and Maria, a champion to the workers. They strive to overcome the gulf separating the classes in their city and to bring the workers together with city master Joh Fredersen. Mr. Robot’s Sam Esmail will write and direct the new series.
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Apple’s working on a new Metropolis series from Sam Esmail

Just in time for the US copyright on Fritz Lang’s Metropolis to expire this December, Apple’s gearing up to produce a new streaming series inspired by the original 1927 classic. Today, Apple announced that it’s brought on Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail to write, direct, executive produce, and...
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Apple TV+ Orders Metropolis, Based on 1927 Film, From Mr. Robot's Sam Esmail

Click here to read the full article. Apple TV+ has handed a series order to Metropolis, a new drama from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail, TVLine has learned. The project is inspired by Fritz Lang’s 1927 German science-fiction film of the same name, which itself is based upon a 1925 novel by Thea von Harbou. Per the original film’s description, “Metropolis takes place in 2026, when the populace is divided between workers who must live in the dark underground and the rich who enjoy a futuristic city of splendor.” In addition to serving as showrunner, Esmail will write and direct every episode of...
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Apple TV+ preps ‘Metropolis,’ a new original series from Sam Esmail

Today Apple TV+ announced a series order for “Metropolis,” the latest project from award-winning creator, producer and director Sam Esmail (“Mr. Robot,” “Homecoming,” “Gaslit”), and produced by UCP. “Metropolis” is a new drama inspired by the seminal Fritz Lang science fiction work...
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‘Metropolis’ TV Adaptation From Sam Esmail Lands Series Order At Apple

Click here to read the full article. Sam Esmail’s adaptation of Fritz Lang’s classic 1927 film Metropolis finally is coming to the small screen. The streamer has handed a series order to the project, which comes out of the Mr. Robot creator’s massive overall deal at UCP. It will be written and directed entirely by Esmail, who also is behind Starz’s upcoming political drama series Gaslit. 2022 Apple TV+ Pilots & Series Orders Metropolis was directed by Lang and written by Thea Von Harbou based on the latter’s 1925 novel. It is set in a futuristic urban dystopia and follows the attempts of Freder, the wealthy son...
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Metropolis Series From Sam Esmail Coming To Apple TV+

"Mr. Robot" creator Sam Esmail is working on a series inspired by "Metropolis" for Apple. Esmail has had his eye on the project for a while, as it was first reported he was developing a TV adaptation already in 2016. "Metropolis" has long been considered a groundbreaking piece of cinema...
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Sam Esmail and Andy Siara Find Stars for Their True Crime Love Story Ensemble Series THE RESORT at Peacock

Several new cast members have been added to the lineup for the true crime love story series titled The Resort, from Palm Springs writer Andy Siara and Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail. Luis Gerardo Méndez (Narcos: Mexico, Murder Mystery), Nina Bloomgarden (Hot Pink, Jane), and Gabriela Cartol (La Camarista, Hernán) are set as series regulars, and Debby Ryan (Insatiable), Dylan Baker (Happiness), Michael Hitchcock (Black Monday, Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar), and Becky Ann Baker (Girls, Freaks and Geeks) will recur in the ensemble series.
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‘The Resort’: Peacock Sets Cast For True-Crime Love Story From Andy Siara & Sam Esmail

Peacock has set the cast for The Resort, a true-crime love story from Palm Springs writer Andy Siara, Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail and UCP. Luis Gerardo Méndez (Narcos: Mexico, Murder Mystery), Nina Bloomgarden (Hot Pink, Jane) and Gabriela Cartol (La Camarista, Hernán) are set as series regulars, and Debby Ryan (Insatiable), Dylan Baker (Happiness), Michael Hitchcock (Black Monday, Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar) and Becky Ann Baker (Girls, Freaks and Geeks) will recur in the ensemble series. Written by Siara, The Resort is a multi-generational, coming-of-age love story disguised as a fast-paced mystery about the disappointment of...
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'Leave the World Behind': Ethan Hawke Joins Julia Roberts in Netflix Thriller From 'Mr. Robot' Director Sam Esmail

Deadline reports that A-lister Ethan Hawke and HBO's Industry star Myha’la Herrold have just joined Netflix's new original film, Leave The World Behind, which also stars Julia Roberts and Mahershala Ali, alongside Ryan Kiera Armstrong and Charlie Evans. Leave The World Behind is based on Rumaan Alam's novel of the same name, and Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail will direct the film, as well as producing alongside Roberts.
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Sam Esmail Brings In Former Peacock Exec Eli Kirschner As Head Of Television Of Esmail Corp

EXCLUSIVE: Eli Kirschner, who was most recently SVP, Scripted Development at Peacock, has joined Sam Esmail’s Esmail Corp as Head of Television. Kirschner, who has been at NBCUniversal for a decade in a variety of roles, will work to grow the Homecoming and Mr. Robot producer’s slate of streaming and cable series. He will report to Esmail and his production partner Chad Hamilton and will oversee a team that includes Sarah Matte, Vice President of Development, and coordinator, Dexter Eichhorst. Kirschner previously oversaw production of the NBCU streamer’s initial slate including Brave New World. Before that he oversaw cable series from USA Network...
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