Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail talks to Fast Company‘s Co.Create about his buzzy new show which seeks to accurately portray the world of cyberhacking while still telling an action-packed, riveting story.
Says Esmail, “The advantage that we have now is 10 years ago when someone would watch a show about hackers, it felt a little too ridiculous. A person behind a keyboard wouldn’t have that much power. But I think now, in today’s context, with it being in the public consciousness now, in the public conversation, it is a legitimate scare. When they see in our show that a guy is able to break into a woman’s phone, they totally buy it because that’s what’s happening in the real world.”