Mr. Robot: Coney Island Takes SXSW


Look out, Austin: fsociety’s revolution is taking over.

From March 11-14, the South by Southwest festival will present several recreated sets from USA Network’s hit series Mr. Robot for fans to explore. Notable pieces include a 100-foot ferris wheel in downtown Austin available to ride (from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM) and a retro arcade in the spirit of Elliot and Darlene’s hacktivist hideout. Fans will also have plenty of fun and games to partake in, like t-shirt screen-printing and a photo booth with several revolutionary flourishes. A graffiti art wall and a lounge for rewatching (and rewatching, and rewatching) the show’s pilot will similarly be present.

Additionally, an Austin Convention Center panel featuring stars Rami Malek and Christian Slater, along with showrunner Sam Esmail, will take place on March 13 at 12:30 PM. Titled “Authenticity on TV,” the discussion will focus on Mr. Robot’s accurate, down-to-earth portrayal of technology, and explore why such carefully-researched correctness is important to hooking an audience’s attention.

Mr. Robot recently won two Gold Globes for Best Drama and Best Supporting Actor, plus a third nomination for Best Actor. Its first installment will become available on Amazon Prime in the spring before the show returns during the summer 2016 TV season.

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