The critically acclaimed series, currently in its second season on USA, will return with more new episodes in 2017. While not a big ratings hit, the show remains a pop cultural phenomenon and just scored six Primetime Emmy nominations, including a nod for outstanding drama series.
“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.”
“Mr. Robot” comes from Universal Cable Productions, where president Jeff Wachtel called being a part of the show “an exhilarating experience. Sam and company just keep taking it to another level.”
Rami Malek stars as Elliot Alderson, the psychologically damaged hacker who helps the group fsociety attempt to take down Evil Corp. Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin, Grace Gummer, Martin Wallstrom, Michael Cristofer and Stephanie Corneliussen also star.
Besides the Emmy noms, “Mr. Robot” has also picked up three Golden Globe Award nominations (with two wins, including Best Drama), a a Peabody Award, the Writers Guild Award for Best New Series and the Television Critics Association Award for Outstanding New Program.
Esmail has also created a 12-minute virtual reality experience for the show, as well as an upcoming book (written with Courtney Looney).