Readers can step inside the world of Mr. Robot, the award-winning USA Network/Universal Cable Productions series, with the book Mr. Robot: Red Wheelbarrow. The book is based on Elliot’s journal which is featured throughout Season 2 of the series. Co-written by series creator and showrunner Sam Esmail and series writer Courtney Looney, Mr. Robot: Red Wheelbarrow (Abrams Books; November 1, 2016; U.S. $29.95; Hardcover) is the personal notebook of Elliot Alderson, the show’s lead character, and is a uniquely rewarding way for the super fan to access Elliot’s complex psyche.
Before and during the events of season two, Elliot recorded his most private thoughts in his journal. Readers can experience Elliot’s battles to gain control of his life and his struggles to survive increasingly dangerous circumstances in a brand new story rendered in his own words. The journal also holds seven removable artifacts—a ripped-out page, newspaper clipping, mysterious envelope, and more—along with sketches throughout the book. Mr. Robot: Red Wheelbarrow reveals both the story behind the current season of Mr. Robot and hints of what is to come in season three. This book is the ultimate journey into the world of the show—and a key to hacking inside the complicated mind of the series’ main character.
Mr. Robot recently aired its second season on USA Network. The story follows Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek, “The Pacific”), a cyber-security engineer who becomes involved in the underground hacker group “fsociety,” after being recruited by their mysterious leader ( Christian Slater, “Nymphomaniac”). The series also stars Portia Doubleday (“Her”), Carly Chaikin (“Suburgatory”) Martin Wallström (“Simple Simon”), Grace Gummer (“The Newsroom”), Michael Cristofer (“Ray Donovan”) and Stephanie Corneliussen (“Legends of Tomorrow”).
Mr. Robot received three Golden Globe® Award nominations and scored two wins including Best Drama. The series has also won a Peabody Award, four Critics’ Choice® Award nominations and three wins, and two Writers Guild® Award nominations and one win for Best New Series.
Mr. Robot hails from writer and executive producer Sam Esmail (“Comet”), as well as Anonymous Content executive producers Steve Golin (“True Detective”) and Chad Hamilton (“Breakup at a Wedding”). The series aired Wednesdays at 10/9c on USA Network and is produced by Universal Cable Productions.
About the Authors of Mr. Robot: Red Wheelbarrow:
Sam Esmail is the creator, executive producer, director, and writer of USA Network’s Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning psychological thriller series “Mr. Robot.” The show was awarded a 2016 Writers Guild Award, a 2015 Gotham Award and was recently awarded a Peabody Award as well as a 2016 Television Critics Association Award for Outstanding New Program. Esmail’s writing for “Mr. Robot” was also recently nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award. His feature directorial debut, “Comet,” which he also wrote, was released through IFC in 2014.
Courtney Looney is a writer on USA Network’s Golden Globe Award–winning series, MR. ROBOT. She is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin’s Radio-Television-Film program as well as the Plan II Liberal Arts program. She received her MFA in directing from the American Film Institute (AFI) in Los Angeles. Looney has worked extensively in the film, commercial, music video, and television industries as a writer, director, and producer.