“Mr. Robot,” a television series that is already popular despite only a few episodes aired, is renewed for Season 2. USA network has officially renewed the series for at least 10 episodes that will be aired in 2016.
The premier episode of “Mr. Robot’ was a hit, with 2.6 million viewers watching it. According to Vine Report, the news was announced by the USA network two weeks back.
USA Network president Chris McCumber said, “The overwhelmingly positive fan reactions to the pilot and the broad sampling of it, reaffirms our confidence in the series, and we’re excited to see where this timely drama will take us for season two.”
Deadline quoted McCumber saying, “We knew from the moment we read Sam Esmail’s provocative script, and witnessed the brilliant performances of Rami Malek and Christian Slater, that Mr. Robot is a stand-out series that is unlike anything currently on television.”
“Mr. Robot” is a show focusing on a hacker named Elliot who is otherwise a programmer during the day. He hacks people and connects with them and has an antisocial disorder. He is hired by Mr. Robot, a mysterious man running an underground hacking organization to bring down a multinational firm.
While Malek plays the role of Elliot, Christian Slater is good in the role of Mr. Robot. The story has received mostly positive reviews till date. The show won the coveted audience award in 2015 SXSW Festival in March and got its place in 2015 Tribeca Film Festival in April.
Credits of the series goes to Sam Esmail, who created it. It is one of two new shows that premiered in USA this summer and it is already having a good run.
As The Hollywood Reporter mentioned, Jeff Wachtel, president and chief content officer of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment, said, “Sam Esmail has captured and distilled our ongoing conversation about identity, privacy, value and self-worth.” He added, “We are all talking about the central themes of Mr. Robot — Sam has just done it in a completely original and uniquely compelling way.”