Sam Esmail To Create MR. ROBOT Comic Book Series with Black Mask Studios, USA Network, and Universal Cable Productions
Comic Book Series Will Serve As Prequel To The Popular TV Show
One of the most exciting and innovative shows on television, USA Network’s MR. ROBOT is making its way to comics for the first time with this upcoming series that show creator Sam Esmail developed with show writer Jeff McKibben. The comic book series will debut this Fall from Black Mask Studios, ahead of the fourth season of the Universal Cable Productions produced show.
Designed as a prequel to Season 1 of the show, this comic book series will document the formation of the mysterious group known as fsociety.
Esmail is writing the story, issues are being scripted by McKibben with support from Black Mask’s Matteo Pizzolo (Calexit), art by illustrator Antonio Fuso (Survival Fetish) and colorist Tyler Boss (4 Kids Walk Into A Bank).
Mr. Robot marks the first time creator-owned comics publisher Black Mask has stepped into the world of adapting characters from other media for comics. With both the show and the publisher’s subversive points of view and creator-driven approaches, Mr. Robot is a uniquely perfect fit for creative partnership.
ABOUT MR. ROBOT
The critically acclaimed and Golden Globe® award winning MR. ROBOT follows Elliot Alderson (Emmy® award winner Rami Malek), a cyber-security engineer who became involved in the underground hacker group fsociety after being recruited by their mysterious leader (Golden Globe winner Christian Slater), who he later discovered to be the projection of his dead father. Following the events of fsociety’s five/nine hack on the multi-national company E Corp, the series explores the consequences of the attack, the motivations of those involved and the disintegration between Elliot and Mr. Robot.
ABOUT SAM ESMAIL
Sam Esmail is a brilliant story-teller with a unique and incomparable vision. Esmail is best known as the creator, executive producer, director and writer of USA Network’s critically-acclaimed and award winning psychological thriller series MR. ROBOT. In 2015, MR. ROBOT premiered at SXSW Film Festival in Austin and won the “Audience Award for the Best Episodic.” In 2016, the show received a Golden Globe for “Best Television Series – Drama,” a Peabody Award, a Critics Choice Television Award for “Best Drama Series,” the Television Critics Association Award for “Outstanding New Program,” and a Writers Guild of America Award for “Television: New Series.” The fourth season of MR. ROBOT begins production in December 2018. Esmail’s next project is the highly-anticipated psychological thriller HOMECOMING, starring Julia Roberts. Adapted from a podcast of the same name, the show follows ‘Heidi Bergman’ (Roberts), a woman who works for a secret government agency dedicated to helping veterans re-enter civilian life. The first season will premiere on Amazon in late 2018.
ABOUT BLACK MASK STUDIOS
Black Mask supports creators telling awesome and important stories. Current series include the Eisner Award- and GLAAD Award-nominated KIM & KIM, the black-superheroes universe BLACK, Grant Morrison’s upcoming SINATORO, and the incendiary hit CALEXIT.