USA Network’s Mr. Robot gets renewed for a second season prior to the official network season premiere.
Mr. Robot, from writer and executive producer Sam Esmail and executive producers Steve Golin and Chad Hamilton was renewed for a second season by USA Network mere hours before its network season premiere at 10/9c TONIGHT. The Mr. Robot season premiere, “Episode #1.1” was made available to viewers across various digital platforms on May 27, 2015. This pre-launch to the network premiere brought in approximately 3 million viewers, these numbers are unprecedented for USA Network.
On top of a stellar numbers, Mr. Robot is an award-winning and critically acclaimed original drama. The audiences of South By Southwest Festival held this past March were wowed and Mr. Robot won the audience award in the Episodics category. Then the show went on to be named an official selection for the Tribeca Film Festival in April.
“We knew from the moment we read Sam Esmail’s provocative script, and witnessed the brilliant performances of Rami Malek and Christian Slater, that Mr. Robot is a stand-out series that is unlike anything currently on television,” said USA Network President Chris McCumber. “The overwhelmingly positive fan reactions to the pilot and the broad sampling of it, reaffirms our confidence in the series, and we’re excited to see where this timely drama will take us for season two.”
“Sam Esmail has captured and distilled our ongoing cultural conversation about identity, privacy, value and self-worth,” said Jeff Wachtel, President and Chief Content Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “We are all talking about the central themes of Mr. Robot – Sam has just done it in a completely original and uniquely compelling way.” (via USA Network)
Mr. Robot looks fantastic, so be delighted to know that the 10 episodes of season 1 of Mr. Robot will be followed by another 10 episodes for season 2 in 2016.
Mr. Robot follows Elliot (Malek), a young programmer who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and as a vigilante hacker by night. Elliot finds himself at a crossroads when the mysterious leader (Slater) of an underground hacker group recruits him to destroy the firm he is paid to protect. Compelled by his personal beliefs, Elliot struggles to resist the chance to take down the multinational CEOs he believes are running (and ruining) the world. The series also stars Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin, and Martin Wallström. (via USA Network)