The psychological thriller series “Mr. Robot” is heading to its third season later this year, with Bobby Cannavale as the show’s new cast member.
In a recent report from Hollywood Reporter, the two-time Emmy Award winner will play the role of Irving, a laconic, no-nonsense, secondhand car salesman.
Cannavale was first known in the crime drama series, “Third Watch.” His recurring role in “Will & Grace” has earned him a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series in 2005. Then, he appeared in HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” and won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2013. He also starred in “Ant-Man,” a 2015 film from Marvel Studios.
Meanwhile, BD Wong will be a regular cast member in Rami Malek-led series. Wong will continue his role as Whiterose, the fierce leader of the Dark Army hacker group that is supported by China.
In August 2016, the network renewed the hacker-themed series after receiving six Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, wherein Malek won the award.
“We couldn’t be more proud of ‘Mr. Robot,’ a series that has pushed boundaries, captured the cultural zeitgeist, and been honored as one of the best dramas on television,” said Chris McCumber, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s president of entertainment networks, at that time.
The upcoming season of “Mr. Robot” will run ten episodes under the direction of Sam Esmail, the show creator and executive producer.
“Sam Esmail is a true creative visionary who continues to deliver a series that boldly tackles timely issues and leans into the major headlines of the day. We’re eager to share the next phase of Elliot’s journey with fans this fall,” McCumber stated.
The third season of the series will dig into the disintegration of Elliot (Malek) and Mr. Robot (Christian Slater). The premiere episode is expected to air this October on USA Network.