Step inside the frontlines of the hit TV show Mr. Robot with this new in-world fiction book by series creator and showrunner Sam Esmail and series writer Courtney Looney--the first and only book to tie in to USA's Golden Globe(R) Award-winning series. The book will tell a brand-new story, reveal secrets from the show's second season, and tease developments to come. With removable items from the world of the show, the book will give readers a chance to hold a piece of the series in their own hands. Mr. Robot is a new kind of television show--one that explores, more realistically than any of its contemporaries, mental health issues, income inequality, data security, and corporate power, all through the lens of the generation just coming of age. The New York Times called it relentless, sensational, and unabashedly suspenseful, the New Yorker called it terrific and listed it among the year's best TV, and Rolling Stone said it's easily the year's most audacious drama and the best TV show of 2015. Stars Rami Malek and Christian Slater took home a Critics' Choice(R) Award and a Golden Globe Award, respectively, and the show itself received a Golden Globe Award and a Critics' Choice Award for best television drama. In Mr. Robot, Elliot Alderson is a troubled young computer coder who struggles with depression and paraia. His day job as a cybersecurity specialist doesn't fully utilize his talents, so he turns to vigilantism in his free time as a white hat hacker, fighting for causes society fails to champion. He self-medicates with dangerous drugs, and, as he's drawn into the web of an anarchist kwn as Mr. Robot, we begin to understand the secrets he's been keeping from himself. Soon, Elliot's hacking skills plunge him into a battle to destroy a key centre of society's power and finance--the world's largest, and most maleficent, corporation. At the same time, we see that Elliot has been anything but a reliable narrator, with the details of his past and damaged psyche surfacing in ways that endanger the entire world.
Sam Esmail is the creator, executive producer, director, and writer of USA Network's critically-acclaimed and Golden Globe Award-winning series, Mr. Robot. After graduating NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Esmail attended AFI's directing program where he received his MFA. In 2008, he wrote his first feature screenplay, Sequels, Remakes & Adaptions, which landed on the Black List, a survey taken by more than 600 production companies and film financier executives about their most liked screenplays. He followed that up a year later with his second Black List script, Norm the Movie. His feature directorial debut, Comet, which he also wrote, was released through IFC last year. Courtney Looney is a writer on USA Network's Golden Globe Award-winning series, Mr. Robot. She is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin's Radio-Television-Film program as well as the Plan II Liberal Arts program. She received her MFA in Directing at the American Film Institute (AFI) in Los Angeles. Looney has worked extensively in the film, commercial, music video, and television industries as a writer, director and producer.