Ahead of the Mr. Robot Season 3 premiere, debuting Wednesday, October 11 at 10 PM ET, the USA Network has released a new Season 3 trailer. The network has also released an all-new poster series featuring cast members Rami Malek (Elliot Alderson), Christian Slater (Mr. Robot), Carly Chaikin (Darlene), Portia Doubleday (Angela Moss) and Grace Gummer (Dominique DiPierro). The trailer features plenty of intriguing new footage that will keep fans on their toes before the new season arrives. If you haven't caught up with the first two seasons, there will be SPOILERS below, so read on at your own risk.
The Mr. Robot Season 2 finale left fans hanging with one big question, is Elliot alive or dead? The final moments of the Season 2 finale revealed that Elliot had been tricked by the title character (Christian Slater), with the long-missing E Corp executive Tyrell Wellick (Martin Wallstrom) finally emerging after many thought he was dead throughout the season. Much to Elliot's surprise, Tyrell Wellick shot Elliot and left him for dead, although series creator Sam Esmail made it clear in an interview last month that Elliot was always meant to come back, and he didn't intend for fans to theorize that he might actually be dead.
The new trailer, which comes courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, opens with Tyrell Wellick, telling Angela that Elliot/Mr. Robot told him to shoot him, adding that it was almost like he was a different person, which Angela agrees with, stating that he sometimes can be a different person. The footage also shows Elliot Alderson waking him, apparently having no recollection of being shot by Tyrell Wellick, while Darlene reveals that the Dark Army has turned on this group of hackers, adding that she thinks she's next to be killed.
The new trailer arrives just over one year after USA Network renewed Mr. Robot for its third season, although instead of debuting in the summer months, USA pushed the series to a fall debut, so it will be interesting to see how the show fares while going up against the new and returning fall season shows. The trailer also reveals that Stage 2 was never called off, with Mr. Robot still moving forward as planned, although Elliot still wants to stop him. Mr. Robot reminds Elliot, though, that if he "pulls the ripcord now," ECorp (a.k.a. Evil Corp) will actually win. We also get glimpses of Grace Gummer's Dominique DiPierro, who thinks something big could be happening soon.
Mr. Robot follows Elliot Alderson (Malek), a cyber-security engineer who, along with Mr. Robot (Slater) and fsociety, starts a revolution to change the world. Picking up immediately following the Season 2 cliffhanger, Season 3 will explore each character's motivations and the disintegration between Elliot and Mr. Robot. From Universal Cable Productions, Mr. Robot stars Emmy(R) Award winner and Golden Globe(R) nominee Malek, Golden Globe Award winner Slater, Doubleday, Chaikin, Gummer, Martin Wallstrom, Michael Cristofer, Bobby Cannavale, Stephanie Corneliussen and BD Wong. The series hails from writer and executive producer Sam Esmail as well as Anonymous Content executive producers Steve Golin and Chad Hamilton. Take a look at the new trailer and posters below for Mr. Robot Season 3, debuting October 11 at 10 PM ET on the USA Network.