'Mr. Robot' season 2 updates: Rami Malek shares new cast member Grace Gummer is 'such a wonderful spirit'; show heads to SWSX in March


The upcoming new season of USA Network’s critically acclaimed thriller drama series “Mr. Robot” will have a new face joining the regular cast members.

During the pre-Screen Actors Guild Awards party earlier this month, Rami Malek, who portrays lead character Elliot Anderson, shared his thoughts about the show’s newcomer Grace Gummer, who will portray the role of FBI Agent Dominique DiPierro.

“I can’t tell you much about her but I do know her previously so we’ve been just texting one another and looking forward to working with each other. Grace Gummer is such a really wonderful spirit. She’s just fun to be around and very professional. So, when they asked me what I thought of that, I gave it two rousing thumbs up!” he said to Access Hollywood.

The freshman run of the series won numerous recognitions including Golden Globe Award, Sixth Critics Choice Television Award for Best Drama, and Writers Guild Awards for Best New Series beating other heavyweight contenders such as “Better Call Saul,” “Bloodline,” “The Last Man on Earth,” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”

Presumably to treat fans, the home network revealed that the show will be headed to Austin, Texas during “South by Southwest” where shops will be set up at the Congress Avenue parking lot.

There will also be a touted one-of-a-kind 100-foot Ferris wheel to be located on West 4th and Congress, a recreated society lair, retro video games in the hacker arcade, freestanding 8-foot high graffiti art walls, provocative photo booth and screen-printing bar that will sell limited edition “Mr. Robot” printed t-shirts. Moreover, a basement-inspired hacker lounge will allow fans to relax and enjoy watching the pilot.

On March 13, Malik alongside Christian Slater and Sam Esmail will have a panel discussion about “Authenticity on TV” at the Austin Convention Center.

SXSW will run from March 11 to 14. Meanwhile, the release date of “Mr. Robot” season 2 is yet to be announced.