Not surprising anyone, USA Network today announced a third season pickup of the original drama series MR. ROBOT. The series, from Universal Cable Productions, is currently in its second season. The popular show is also popular with critics, the drama was recently nominated for six Primetime Emmys. Fans can catrch all-new episodes Wednesdays at 10/9c. MR. ROBOT Season 3 is slated for 2017.
“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,” said 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!”
In addition to new episodes every Wednesday on USA Network, fans can catch up on Season 2 on demand or at USANetwork.com. You can even put yourself in the middle of a pivotal scene from Elliot’s past, via an original, 12-minute virtual reality experience written by Esmail. Fans are encourage to discover clues and uncover Easter Eggs from the series at whoismrrobot.com.
MR. ROBOT follows Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek, “The Pacific”), a cyber-security engineer who becomes involved in the underground hacker group fsociety, after being recruited by their leader (Christian Slater, “Nymphomaniac”). 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.
The series stars Golden Globe, Emmy and SAG Award Nominee Malek, Golden Globe Award Winner Slater, Portia Doubleday (“Her”), Carly Chaikin (“Suburgatory”), Martin Wallström (“Simple Simon”), Grace Gummer (“The Newsroom”), Michael Cristofer (“Ray Donovan”) and Stephanie Corneliussen (“Legends of Tomorrow”).
Since its premiere, MR ROBOT has received six Emmy nominations including Drama Series and Lead Actor; three Golden Globe Award nominations and two wins including Best Drama; a Peabody Award; a SAG Award nomination; four Critics’ Choice® Award nominations and three wins; two Writers Guild® Award nominations and one win for Best New Series; three IPA Satellite® Award nominations and one win for Best Supporting Actor; and the TCA Award for Outstanding New Program. The series was also selected for an AFI Award for Television Program of the Year, won a Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Long Form Series, won the coveted Audience Award in the Episodics category at the 2015 SXSW Festival and was an official selection at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.
The drama hails from Universal Cable Productions, writer and executive producer Esmail (“Comet”) as well as Anonymous Content executive producers Steve Golin (“True Detective”) and Chad Hamilton (“Breakup at a Wedding”).