Television

Mr. Robot season 2 adds Grace Gummer as regular

Last year fans fell in love with USA Network’s “Mr. Robot,” and the series is expanding its cast for the upcoming sophomore season.

Production on the new season of “Mr. Robot” is beginning in March, the series will begin shooting in New York City. Fans still have a long-wait before the second season airs, USA will premiere the show in Summer 2016.

In the new season Grace Gummer (“Extant”) has been cast as a series regular, she will be joining the drama series in a new role added to the story. The series recently took home the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for Christian Slater.

Gummer will star as “Dominique (Dom) DiPierro,” a young FBI field agent investigating the Evil Corp Hack. She uses her instinctive skills to try and track down the fsociety members and find answers.

Most recently, Gummer wrapped production on “Confirmation” for HBO Films and starred opposite Halle Berry on “Extant.” She also played Nora Ephron in the pilot “Good Girls Revolt” for Amazon, which was recently picked-up to series. Previously, Gummer had featured roles on “The Newsroom” and “American Horror Story.” She also appeared in a number of independent films including “Francis Ha!” and “The Homesman” in addition to her many Broadway and off-Broadway theater credits. Gummer is represented by CAA and Anonymous Content.

MR. ROBOT stars Golden Globe Award and SAG Award Nominee Rami Malek (“The Pacific”), Golden Globe Award Winner Christian Slater (“Nymphomaniac”), Portia Doubleday (“Her)” and Carly Chaikin (“Suburgatory”). From Universal Cable Productions, the series hails from writer and executive producer Sam Esmail (“Comet”) as well as Anonymous Content executive producers Steve Golin (“True Detective”) and Chad Hamilton (“Breakup at a Wedding”).

Since the premiere, MR. ROBOT has received three Golden Globe nominations, a SAG Award nomination, three Critic’s Choice Award wins for Best Drama Series, Best Actor in a Drama Series for Rami Malek and Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Christian Slater, as well as a nomination for guest actor BD Wong, two Writers Guild Award nominations and three IPA Satellite Award nominations.

The series was selected for an AFI Award for Television Program of the Year, won a Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Long Form Series, was an official selection at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival and took home the coveted Audience Award in the Episodics category at South By Southwest.