USA Network announces the second season pickup of their one-hour original series Mr. Robot, ahead of the series premiere, tonight at 10/9c. The critically acclaimed series has already garnered nearly 3 million views in its pre-linear launch and is slated to run at least 10 episodes for season 2 in 2016.
Mr. Robot debuted at this year’s South by Southwest Festival in March, winning the coveted audience award in the Episodics category. The series was also named an official selection of the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival in April.
The show stars Rami Malek (Night at the Museum) as the series lead, Elliot a young programmer working as a cyber-security engineer by day and a vigilante hacker by night. When a mystery leader, played by Christian Slater (Archer), of an underground hacker group recruits him to destroy a firm he is paid to protect, Elliot finds himself at a crossroads. Elliot finds himself torn between taking down the multinational CEOs he works for and detests and his morals.
Mr. Robot comes from writer and executive producer Sam Esmail (Comet) and executive producers Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin (True Detetctive) and Chad Hamilton (Breakup at a Wedding).
You can catch the series premiere tonight on USA Network at 10/9c.