Fresh from its big Golden Globe Awards night where the show won Best Supporting Actor Series, Miniseries or Television film for Christian Slater and Best Drama Series, “Mr. Robot” is definitely looking out for a very promising new season.
Not that its debut installment is any less, it has garnered a steady number of following all throughout its run on the USA Network. Prior to that, it has already been making noise when it first premiered on multiple online and video on demand services.
Entertainment Weekly caught up with “Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail during the show’s press tour in the recently held Television’s Critics Association event in Pasadena, California. Although the Egyptian-American writer managed to keep his lips tightly sealed on possible huge spoilers, he was gracious enough to share some tidbits about the show’s looming comeback.
“There will be a lot more backstory that will be shown, the timeline will get a little clearer not 100 percent clear, because where’s the fun in that? But a little clearer … It really is about Elliott trying to reconcile what this means in seeing Mr. Robot,” Esmail said, adding that in the process, Elliot (Rami Malek) will also become more aware of the delusions he is having.
Slater, on the other hand, shared that he has been interested in the storyline the moment he read the pilot script saying, “I thought this is very interesting, and it’s certainly a subject matter that I hadn’t really seen tackled in this way before, and I thought the ‘Mr. Robot’ character was very mysterious.”
The 46-year-old was so curious about the overall plotline that when he and Esmail had their first meeting, he asked him point blank about the mystery of the show. The former then laid out the whole scenario on him which made him much more excited about the project.
The panel even went on to discuss some intriguing pieces of information that happened in season 1. One of which was if there was any reason why Darlene (Carley Chaikin) was not present during Elliot’s family vision in Times Square. In true “Mr. Robot” fashion, Esmail straightforwardly answered “yes.” He also coyly revealed that there are some scenes in their debut season that were not “real,” rousing interest and speculations from the crowd.