Sam Esmail is an American film and television producer, director, and screenwriter who runs the production company Esmail Corp. He is best known as the creator, writer and director of the award-winning USA Network television series Mr. Robot (2015–2019), starring Rami Malek. He also wrote and directed the feature film Comet (2014). He directed and produced the acclaimed Amazon Prime Video psychological thriller Homecoming (2018–2020), starring Julia Roberts and Janelle Monáe, and produced USA's Briarpatch (2020), Starz's Gaslit (2022), and Peacock's Angelyne (2022) and The Resort (2022). As of 2022, Esmail is attached to produce a number of upcoming television series and films, including Metropolis, and the film Leave the World Behind; both for which he also serves as director and writer.