USA Network today announced that critically-acclaimed drama series Mr. Robot will return for its 10-episode third season on Wednesday, October 11 at 10/9c. The premiere date, along with the first image of Bobby Cannavale's highly-anticipated character Irving and an exclusive Mr. Robot Season 3 trailer, were unmasked through a social media scavenger hunt orchestrated by the network. The trailer itself also features quite the appropriate song for this new season to get under way.
The trailer, which comes courtesy of the USA Network, features a mystery character narrating the lyrics to the 1992 Leonard Cohen song "Democracy." This sets an eerie tone for the footage as the democracy in this show's world is crumbling, following the crippling 5/9 hack that Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek) and his team pulled off at the end of Season 1. The trailer also gives us our first look at Bobby Cannavale's new character Irving, along with BD Wong, who has also been upped to series regular for his role as Whiterose, the leader of the Dark Army, a Chinese-based hacking organization.
At 10am ET/7am PT this morning, the first-look photo of Cannavale's Irving was released across Mr. Robot's social platforms (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook), introducing eager fans to the laconic, no-nonsense used car salesman. Additionally, followers were encouraged to closely watch the show's Twitter handle in the coming hours for more news surrounding Season 3. The most adept, savvy fans noticed an embedded code in the photo which led to hidden clues of how to decrypt what was about to happen on Twitter. Over the course of one hour, between 1pm ET/10am PT and 2pm ET/11am PT, the Mr. Robot Twitter handle (@whoismrrobot) began a tweet storm, revealing clues driving to a private URL where lucky fans were able to watch the yet to be released Season 3 teaser trailer in its entirety and learn the October 11 premiere date. This trailer comes just a few weeks after the Mr. Robot Comic-Con panel in San Diego.
Mr. Robot follows Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek), a cyber-security engineer who, along with Mr. Robot (Christian 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. The series has often been quite timely, with the Mr. Robot Season 1 finale even forced to be delayed after the tragic live on-air killing of a Virginia TV reporter and her cameraman, since there were scenes from that episode that were eerily similar. Regardless, the show has maintained a strong following leading into Season 3, which was pushed to a fall premiere instead of the summer months when it normally debuts.
From Universal Cable Productions, Mr. Robot stars Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Malek, Golden Globe Award winner Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin, Martin Wallstrom, Grace Gummer, 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 photo for Mr. Robot Season 3 below.