Apple picks up Sam Esmail's Metropolis series

A new take on the classic, foundational film from the creator of Mr. Robot

Apple picks up Sam Esmail's Metropolis series

Apple has announced that it's picked up a new science fiction series: Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail's long-in-the-works take on Fritz Lang's 1927 film Metropolis, one of the best-known classics in the genre.

According to Apple, it's given a series order to the project, which it describes as a "new drama inspired by the seminal Fritz Lang science fiction work of the same name," and that Esmail will write, direct, and showrun the entire series.