Great news for fans of the brilliant hacker drama Mr. Robot. It was announced today the show has been picked up for a 3rd season!
From screenwriter Sam Esmail and Universal Cable Productions, season 1 of Mr. Robot followed Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek), a young security engineer at a cyber-tech firm, who is recruited into an ‘Anonymous’ type hacker group called FSociety by their leader, Mr. Robot (Christian Slater). They plan to crash an wipe all the financial data held by mega-conglomerate E-Corp (the E stands for Evil)… After the truly shocking events of season 1’s finale, season 2, which is currently halfway through it’s run on Amazon Prime in the UK, see’s Elliot trying to stay out of trouble, but getting inevitably drawn back into the hacking world…
Whilst the show hasn’t be doing amazingly well in the ratings for the commissioning USA Network across the pond, it is one of their most critically acclaimed shows. It recently garnered 6 Emmy nominations, including Best Drama, and a Best Actor nod for Malek, and has been widely praised in the press.
“We couldn’t be more proud of Mr. Robot,” commented Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment “A series that has pushed boundaries, captured the cultural zeitgeist, and been honoured as one of the best dramas on television. Midway through its second season, Mr. Robot continues to break new ground and open up new opportunities for the network.”
If you want to know more about the incredible music in Mr. Robot, you can click here to catch our recent interview with it’s composer, Mac Quayle.
Mr. Robot season 2 is currently airing on Amazon Prime, whilst season 1 is airing on Universal Channel in the UK.