USA Network recently renewed its conspiracy action show “Mr. Robot” for season two after season one’s premiere episode has proved to be a hit among viewers.
The network announced the news two weeks ago, ahead of its air time on the United States after 2.6 million viewers have seen the episode, “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,” USA Network president Chris McCumber said.
With the show’s fresh take on hacker drama, McCumber added that, “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,” Deadline reports.
Season two will be expected to come out on 2016 and include at least 10 episodes.
The show follows the story of Elliot, a programmer by day and a hacker by night. He has an antisocial disorder and the way he knows how to connect to people is by hacking them. He is recruited by the mysterious Mr. Robot into an underground hacker organization determined to bring down the multinational firm he is sworn to protect.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, aside from positive reviews from critics, the show won the audience award at the 2015 SXSW Festival in March. It was also included as one of the official selections for 2015 Tribeca Film Festival in April.
Starring in the show are Malek as Elliot and Slater as Mr. Robot, together with Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin and Martin Wallstrm. The show is executively produced by Esmail, Steve Golin, Chad Hamilton and Niels Arden Oprov.
Meanwhile, episode three airs next week with official synopsis that reads, “ideon tries to lead normal life but pulled back into fsociety. ideon gets suspicious. Tyrell plays dirty @ evil corp. I did it 4 the lulz,” CarterMatt shares.