USA Network’s critically acclaimed series “Mr. Robot” has a successful freshman run as it recently grabbed the coveted Golden Globes awards for Best Television Series – Drama and Best Supporting Actor. Fans are now focusing on what is in store for the narrative after the cliffhanger finale.
According to Entertainment Weekly, executive producer and creator Sam Esmail shared that the second season will pick up where season 1 left off, during the aftermath of the big hack played out by the fsociety. “It’ll open 30 days after the first season ended. [It] really is about Elliot trying to reconcile what this means in seeing Mr. Robot. That honestly is what’s driving the second season,” he said.
In his appearance in the recent Television Critics Association press tour along with cast members Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, and Carly Chaikin, Esmail humorously said that it is not in his agenda to keep shocking the viewers, “It really isn’t. I’m not interested in gotcha moments. As long as that [process] is organic, then it will feel real.”
He added that the highlight shifts to Elliot’s emotional journey as he found the truth about Slater, “I really wanted to focus on that and make it less about the plot. That’s the struggle that is going to take over in season two. There will be a lot more backstory that will be shown. And the timeline will get a little clearer. Not a hundred percent clearer, but a little clearer.”
Esmail is also set to direct all the upcoming ten episodes of season 2, which will begin production in New York sometime in March. He stated that taking the helm this time around is not because of disapproval of the previous directors, but he wanted to frame the show’s unique look and style.
“The show’s look is so singular, it kind of makes sense to me. I know you’re not going to believe me, but it actually makes it easier for me,” he further revealed.