Sam Esmail is a writer, director and producer working in both film and TV. Esmail made his debut as writer-director with the 2014 feature Comet, starring Emmy Rossum and Justin Long, which was released by IFC Films. Esmail is best known as the creator and show runner of the highly acclaimed, Emmy and Golden Globe-winning TV show Mr. Robot, starring Rami Malek and Christian Slater, which is currently in its third season on USA.
On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail sits down to talk with one of his heroes, Mark Frost, the man who created Twin Peaks and Twin Peaks: The Return with David Lynch – and is also a huge fan of Mr. Robot. The two talk about the unique circumstances under which Twin Peaks: The Return was conceived and made, the story behind Episode 8 (one of the great hours of TV in recent memory), the polarizing second season of Mr. Robot, pushing the boundaries of what TV can be, and much more – including insights into projects that Frost and Lynch worked on that sadly never came to fruition. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at talkhouse.com/film. Subscribe now on iTunes or Stitcher to stay in the loop about future Talkhouse Podcasts.
The music featured in the podcast is as follows:
1. Intro / outro underscore: “Plastic Man vs. The Giant Red Phase Of The Sun” – Iced Ink
Episode engineered by Gideon Brower and edited by Mark Yoshizumi. The Talkhouse podcast producer is Elia Einhorn.