Things are about to get interesting in the second season of “Mr. Robot.” During Variety’s annual TV Summit, held at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, Jeff Wachtel, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment chief content officer announced that they recently shot a virtual reality scene for the USA series.
“It’s really about storytelling. It’s intimate and about the characters,” he said about the segment which will be used in an upcoming episode. While no other details were revealed, it’s pretty cool that the drama is exploring new methods to amp up its sophomore season.
Show creator Sam Esmail, who is set to direct all episodes of Season 2, had previously spoken with Variety about his methods of directing the series.
“I am so very specific in how I want to shoot the show and the visual grammar of how I want to tell the story,” Esmail said. “It’s nothing against our directors in the first season, because they were all great to work with. For me, it feels like it would be easier to manage day to day. I’m on the set every day anyway, and I just think it would make the whole show be more efficient.”
Rami Malek reprises his role as the young cyber-security engineer Elliot Anderson, who in the new episodes will have to deal with his own insanity after pulling the trigger on the hack and waking up in an SUV three days into the meltdown, with no recollection of the event. While, Mr. Robot (Christian Slater) continues to work on destroying the consumer debt industry.
Don’t miss the return of “Mr. Robot,” July 13 on USA.