Fans of “Mr. Robot” are in for a treat. USA Network has renewed the psychological thriller series created by Sam Esmail for another season.
The series is currently halfway through its second season, and it has been a big hit for the network. This year, “Mr. Robot” has already won a Peabody Award, three Critics’ Choice Awards, a Writers Guild of America Award, and two Golden Globes, one of which is for Best Television Series Drama. It has also received six Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series. Rami Malek, who plays the lead character Elliot Alderson, was nominated in the lead actor category.
In a statement, Chris McCumber, president of entertainment networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment (which owns USA Network), had this to say:
“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. Midway through its second season, Mr. Robot continues to break new ground and open up new opportunities for the network.”
Jeff Wachtel, chief content officer at NBCUniversal, also added that the studio is proud to be the home of the hit series.
Besides lead actor Malek, the series also stars Carly Chaikin as Darlene, Portia Doubleday as Angela Moss, Martin Wallstrm as Tyrell Wellick, Michael Cristofer as Phillip Price, Stephanie Corneliussen as Joanna Wellick, Grace Gummer as Dominique “Dom” DiPierro, and Christian Slater as the eponymous Mr. Robot.
Esmail mentioned before that the series will have a maximum of five seasons because he does not want to drag out the story, so viewers can assume that the upcoming season will show the middle portion of the overall story.
The second season of “Mr. Robot” continues to air Wednesdays, at 10 p.m. EDT on USA Network. Season 3 will air sometime in 2017.