USA Network announces new drama series Mr. Robot
There will be a new drama-series filling in the lineup over at the USA Network, the company made the announcement earlier today confirming the pilot pick-up of the new series. The show will be called ‘MR. ROBOT’ and it comes from executive producers Sam Esmail (“Comet”) and Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin (“True Detective”) and Chad Hamilton (“Breakup at a Wedding”).
MR. ROBOT joins the previously announced pilot pick-up of STANISTAN, a drama about State Department workers, covert CIA officers and journalists who operate in a delicate balance of danger and levity, from Universal Cable Productions (UCP).
“MR. ROBOT is a visionary drama.” said Chris McCumber, President of USA Network. “It is a very timely and relatable story that captures both the excitement and danger of today’s digital world.”
According to the official summary, MR. ROBOT is actually a contemporary, culturally resonant drama about a young programmer, Elliot, who suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder and decides that he can only connect to people by hacking them. He wields his skills as a weapon to protect the people that he cares about. Elliot will find himself in the intersection between a cybersecurity firm he works for and the underworld organizations that are recruiting him to bring down corporate America. From writer and executive producer Esmail and executive producers Golin and Hamilton from Anonymous Content, MR. ROBOT is from Universal Cable Productions.