USA Network today announced a third season pickup of the original drama series Mr. Robot. From Universal Cable Productions, the second season of the buzzy series, which was recently nominated for six Primetime Emmys, is currently airing all-new episodes Wednesdays at 10/9c. Mr. Robot Season 3 is slated for 2017. Here's what Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, had to say in a statement.
"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. 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."
In addition to new episodes every Wednesday on USA Network, Mr. Robot can be experienced anytime, in multiple ways. Catch up on Season 2 on demand or at USANetwork.com; put yourself in the middle of a pivotal scene from Elliot's past, via an original, 12-minute virtual reality experience written by Esmail; dig deep into clues and uncover Easter Eggs from the series at whoismrrobot.com; preorder the book from Esmail and series writer Courtney Looney; and join the 30 million people who watched Season 1 by discovering (or re-watching) Mr. Robot on Amazon Prime. Here's what Jeff Wachtel, Chief Content Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and President, Universal Cable Productions, had to say in his statement.
"Being the home studio for this wonderful, completely original show is an exhilarating experience. Sam and company just keep taking it to another level. We can't wait to get going on Season 3... as soon as we finish Season 2!"
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).