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Emmy Rossum on ‘Angelyne’ in Premiere Date Teaser: “She’s a Trailblazer, a Hustler”

Angelyne is ready to make her debut. Peacock’s limited series about the L.A. billboard legend, which is based on a 2017 Hollywood Reporter feature by Gary Baum and was announced before the NBCUniversal streamer even launched, has finally set a release date. The five-episode series will release in full on May 19. And in the […]

Sam Esmail Lands ‘Metropolis’ Series at Apple TV+

Sam Esmail and Apple TV+ are headed to Metropolis. The streamer has ordered a series inspired by Fritz Lang’s landmark 1927 film, which depicts a dystopian futuristic world ruled by a wealthy elite while workers toil underground. The series is from Universal Studio Group’s UCP, where Esmail is under a rich overall deal. Esmail has […]

William Jackson Harper, Cristin Milioti to Star in ‘The Resort’ for Peacock

Peacock’s Sam Esmail-produced series The Resort has booked its first group of guests. William Jackson Harper and Cristin Milioti will star in the show, described as a comedic thriller that explores love, marriage and family vacations, set against the backdrop of one of the Mayan Riviera’s most bizarre unsolved mysteries. Skyler Gisondo will also be […]

Alt-History Family Drama ‘American Throne’ From Sam Esmail in the Works at UCP

Sam Esmail is adding another drama to his growing development slate at Universal Content Productions. The Mr. Robot creator is prepping The American Throne, an alt-history family drama in the works at the studio under his rich overall deal. Here’s how The American Throne is described: “In a boldly reimagined, contemporary America where the nation […]

Sam Esmail, ‘Palm Springs’ Writer Land Drama ‘The Resort’ at Peacock

Peacock, Sam Esmail and the writer of Palm Springs are teaming for a drama series. The NBCUniversal streaming service has picked up eight episodes of The Resort from Andy Siara, who wrote the Sundance breakout Palm Springs. Universal Studio Group’s UCP and Esmail Corp (Mr. Robot, Amazon’s Homecoming) produce. In development for more than a […]

Emmy Rossum and Sam Esmail Welcome Baby Girl

Emmy Rossum and husband Sam Esmail are now parents. “On a sunny Monday morning, at 8:13AM, we welcomed our daughter into the world,” the Shameless actor announced on Instagram alongside several pregnancy pictures, one with the Mr. Robot creator, on Tuesday. The child is Rossum’s and Esmail’s first together. The pair have been married since […]

Sam Esmail Crime Drama Snags ABC Pilot Order

ABC has given a formal pilot order to 'Acts of Crime,' a procedural written and directed by Sam Esmail.

Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington to Star in Netflix Thriller ‘Leave the World Behind’

Netflix has come out on top of a hot bidding war that will see Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington reunite for the first time since 1993’s 'The Pelican Brief.'

‘TV’s Top 5’: Sam Esmail on ‘Homecoming’ Changes, ‘Battlestar’ Vision and What’s Next

Welcome to another episode of TV’s Top 5, The Hollywood Reporter‘s TV podcast. Every week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fienberg (chief TV critic) break down the week in TV news with context from the business and critical sides, welcome showrunners, executive and other guests and provide a critical guide of what to watch (or skip, as […]

Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, Armie Hammer, Joel Edgerton to Star in Watergate TV Series

Universal Content Productions has assembled an all-star cast to bring the Slate podcast 'Slow Burn' to life as a TV series. Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, Armie Hammer and Joel Edgerton are attached to star in 'Gaslit,' a modern take on Watergate that will focus on the untold stories and forgotten characters of the scandal.

Sam Esmail, ‘Palm Springs’ Writer Team for UCP Crime Anthology

Following the record sale of feature 'Palm Springs' at Sundance, writer Andy Siara is teaming with Sam Esmail for an anthology project at UCP.

‘Mr. Robot’: Sam Esmail Reveals a Shocking Final Season Twist

'Mr. Robot' creator Sam Esmail weighs in on the final season's reveal about a new side of Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek).