Is anyone surprised USA Network renewed Mr. Robot for a third season? Probably not as the award-winning series has not only pulled in high ratings but has accomplished what many new dramas have been unable to do: Mr. Robot‘s delivering a compelling second season that has elevated the bar set by the show’s first season. Mr. Robot, which picked up six Emmy nominations for season one, is now airing season two on Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT. Season three will arrive in 2017.
Mr. Robot was created by writer/director/executive producer Sam Esmail. The cast includes Rami Malek, Portia Doubleday, Christian Slater, Carly Chaikin, Martin Wallstrom, Grace Gummer, Michael Cristofer, and Stephanie Corneliussen.
“We couldn’t be more proud of Mr. Robot, a series that has pushed boundaries, captured the cultural zeitgeist, and been honored as one of the best dramas on television,” stated Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “Midway through its second season, Mr. Robot continues to break new ground and open up new opportunities for the network. We can’t wait to see where Sam Esmail and the entire brilliant Robot team take us next.”
“Being the home studio for this wonderful, completely original show is an exhilarating experience. Sam and company just keep taking it to another level,” said Jeff Wachtel, Chief Content Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and President, Universal Cable Productions. “We can’t wait to get going on Season 3… as soon as we finish Season 2!”
The Plot: Mr. Robot follows Elliot Alderson (Malek), a cyber-security engineer who becomes involved in the underground hacker group fsociety, after being recruited by their leader (Slater). Following the events of fsociety’s five/nine hack on multi-national company Evil Corp, the second season explores the consequences of that attack as well as the illusion of control.