Benji Samit is an American television writer, producer, and film writer. He is most notable for writing Pokémon Detective Pikachu, which he wrote with his writing partner, Dan Hernandez (along with Rob Letterman, Derek Connolly, and Nicole Perlman). On television, Samit and Hernandez have written for One Day at a Time,The Tick,Super Fun Night, and 1600 Penn. They were named in Paste Magazine's list of the top 28 comedy writers of 2018. In 2019, Samit and Hernandez signed a long-term deal with 20th Century Fox Television to develop, write and produce animated and live-action series.