The hackers will be back. USA Network has confirmed the increasingly mindbending cyberdrama Mr Robot will be back for a third season.
The show, which won a Golden Globe for Best Drama Series (and was nominated for six Emmys) stars Rami Malek as Elliot Alderson, a software security guy and hacker with mental illness problems who becomes crucial to a group of cyberterrorists called the fsociety. But his increasingly fragile hold in reality means he’s never quite sure who’s really in control of his life.
“We couldn’t be more proud of Mr Robot, a series that has pushed boundaries, captured the cultural zeitgeist and been honoured as one of the best dramas on television,” says Chris McCumber, president, Entertainment Networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “Midway through its second season, Mr Robot continues to break new ground and open up new opportunities for the network. We can’t wait to see where Sam Esmail and the entire brilliant Robot team take us next.”
“Being the home studio for this wonderful, completely original show is an exhilarating experience,” says Jeff Wachtel, chief content officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and president, Universal Cable Productions (the font size on these guy’ business cards must be tiny). “Sam and company just keep taking it to another level. We can’t wait to get going on season three… as soon as we finish season two!”
But the big question, surely, is will ALF be returning for another guest spot?
You can read our reviews of Mr Robot season two here.