Last year season two of Mr. Robot appeared more divisive than season one. After the popularity of its first season, though, it’s natural Sam Esmail‘s USA drama wouldn’t match everyone’s expectations. Plus, the twist midway through season two was destined to polarize. Whether the reveal ended up working or not can be debated, but it was still one of the many bold choices made with season two.

USA Network has announced a Mr. Robot season 3 premiere date: the series returns for its third season this October. Below, learn more about Mr. Robot season 3 and who just got promoted to a series regular.
According to Variety, Mr. Robot isn’t airing over the summer as its first two seasons did. Like season two, though, Esmail is directing every episode. Instead of directing 12 episodes this time around, he’ll be directing ten. Returning for season three are Rami Malek as Elliot, Christian Slater as Mr. Robot, Carly Chaikin as Darlene, Portia Doubleday as Angela, Martin Wallström and Stephanie Corneliussen as Tyrell and Joanna Wellick, and Grace Gummer as Dominique ‘Dom’ Dipierro.

BD Wong is back with a larger role to play as the Zheng/Whiterose, a transgender hacker who’s the Chinese Minister of State Security and a member of the Dark Army Hacker group. Joining Wong in the series is Cannavale, who gave great performances in Boardwalk Empire and Win Win. He’s playing a tough used car salesman named Irving. There’s no information on how the character figures into Elliot’s journey.

NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s chief content officer, Jeff Wachtel, believes season three of the series will “engage viewers in a whole new way”:

Season 3 of Mr. Robot will engage viewers in a whole new way, with Sam and team continuing to find ways to surprise, challenge and delight the audience. And adding Bobby Cannavale and BD Wong to our cast makes one of the tightest acting ensembles even stronger.

And Chris McCumber, President of Entertainment Networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, is looking forward to Esmail tackling more timely issues with the drama:

Sam Esmail is a true creative visionary who continues to deliver a series that boldly tackles timely issues and leans into the major headlines of the day. We’re eager to share the next phase of Elliot’s journey with fans this fall.

Esmail hasn’t revealed many details about the future of Mr. Robot, but he’s teased where the show is going next. “The third season is really that next stage,” the show’s writer and executive producer said. “The word I would use is disintegration. What does it look like now that these two are completely not on the same page, that they are completely split and truly split apart? What does that look like? That’s the next chapter of Elliot’s journey.” The next chapter is part three of a story Esmail sees lasting five seasons.

Mr. Robot season three premieres this October.


Last year, hordes of fans thought they were so smart when they figured out that the titular character in USA’s Mr. Robot was (spoiler alert!) both Elliot’s father and a figment of his addled imagination. But everyone was shocked when it turned out that “twist” was just a distraction from the even more jaw-dropping revelation that (even bigger spoiler alert!) Darlene was really Elliot’s sister. It’s hard to imagine that there could be any equally shocking twists in store for the show’s second go-’round — but star Stephanie Corneliussen promises that Mr. Robot Season 2, premiering Wednesday, July 13, will blow our minds.

Oh yeah, absolutely. I can’t say too much, but there’s a scene where I was like, ‘Wait, what the hell is going on now? Wait; who, what, why, when?’ Yeah, it’s gonna be great,” the actress, who plays ice queen Joanna Wellick, tells Bustle. “I really think fans are gonna love it this season. It’s always hard to follow up,” she admits, referencing the drama’s hyper-successful first season, which earned rave reviews, pulled in record ratings for the network, and earned top honors from both the Golden Globes and the Critics Choice Awards. “But now that we’re almost done with it, it feels so right. You’re gonna trip balls, that’s all I’m gonna say. You’re gonna go nuts.

Corneliussen would know, since she and the rest of the cast are kept as in the dark as the rest of the audience when it comes to the show’s biggest twists. “We have no clue what’s going on,” she says. “We were filming a couple of scenes from the last episode of the season, and I didn’t even get the script, I just got my pages.” That makes the experience as exciting for them as it is for us:
I remember we were sitting at a table read last year, and Carly [Chaikin, who plays Darlene] passed me a note over the table as we were approaching that page in the script where we find out that Darlene is Elliot’s sister, and it just said, “Get the f*ck ready.” We flipped the page and she goes, “I’m your sister,” and everybody’s jaw dropped. We were like, “What?? What the hell is going on?” I think all of us were a little worried after that point. For a second there I was thinking, “Oh god, am I just inside of Elliot’s head, too? What’s going on? How do you know if you’re real? Somebody pinch me!”

(So is Joanna just inside of Elliot’s head? “So far, from what I understand, Joanna is real,” Corneliussen claims.)

For her part, Corneliussen says she isn’t worried about the second season living up to the high bar set by the first; according to her, she knew Mr. Robot would be special from the very beginning, and nothing has happened to shake her faith in the show. “From the second I read the pilot, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. I thought it was the most amazing thing I had ever read in my life,” the actress remembers.

I actually had a huge argument with my agent, who I fired, because of that. They said, ‘It’s ridiculous that you’re investing so much time and effort into this, you don’t even know what it’s going to be.’ And I said, ‘It’s going to be the new Breaking Bad.’ And they were like, ‘You don’t know that,’ and I was like, ‘Yeah I do.’ And look what happened!

But “there’s definitely a bar,” Corneliussen acknowledges. “We feel like we have some sort of responsibility to ourselves and to the fans to make it f*cking amazing. But we’re dealing with [creator] Sam Esmail here, so we’ve already won the lottery. His mind is so freaky in the most beautiful sense of the word. Everyone is going to be in for such a surprise. There are things that are going to freaking blow your mind.

Bring it on.


We’re getting closer and closer to the second season premiere of last year’s surprise hit Mr. Robot from USA, and Thursday we get a whole lot of interesting tidbits about where the show will go following the Five/Nine hack. If you thought fsociety was gonna be riding high on the success of the first season finale, then you really haven’t been paying attention. Shiz is getting way, way scarier and all the work they’ve done appears to be for naught. As we see in the extended teaser from Buzzfeed, Elliot’s going to have a brand new nemesis.

That new antagonist for the fsociety people is Agent DiPierro played by Meryl Streep’s daughter Grace Gummer. She seems hellbent on taking down fsociety and seems completely unwilling to “f” around. We also see Angela (Portia Doubleday) getting skeeved on hardcore by one of her new evil bosses, and Darlene (Carly Chaikin) sobbing in a heap on the floor somewhere. Also, we have no idea where Tyrell Wellick (Martin Wallstrom) is, but we’re way more concerned about why his even evil-er wife Joanna (Stephanie Corneliussen) has blood all over her face like a tiger who’s just killed its prey. It’s looking pretty bleak, especially with the President of the GD United States calling them out. Mr. Robot (Christian Slater) is right…fsociety DOES need a leader, but maybe Elliot (Rami Malek) isn’t the one to do it.

But it looks like we’ll have even longer to relish the torment and despair! Yay! Deadline reported that USA has extended the season order of the show from 10 episodes to 12, all of which will be directed by series creator Sam Esmail. And–go figure–USA has also announced there will be an after show for Mr. Robot, fittingly titled Hacking Robot, because there can’t be a hit show on cable now without some kind of after program to discuss it.

Either way, we’re way excited for the two-episode season premiere of Mr. Robot coming July 13!


“Mr. Robot” has been busy stealing the show at every award function since its premiere in fall 2015. Now, the fsociety is again ready for a whole new revolution in Season 2 of the USA Network show.

Their hacking is going nationwide to reshape the society’s economics. It even draws attention from President Obama as the potential danger posed by the anarchist hacker. But there is one problem – Tyrell Wellick. Wellick is the missing employee who is held responsible for E Corps’s fallout. However, he is actually not responsible for it.

The story takes off to find out who actually is. Rami Malek’s character Elliot has no doubt dumbfounded the audience with his delusional virtual world and sharp hacking skills. But now, the audience may be looking forward to a new side of him.

Hence, the character will evolve further in Season 2. Malek is quoted by ScreenRant saying, “I would say it’s multi-dimensional and extremely layered. I think the best thing to say is that it is in your face. Nothing we do is salacious or provocative or shocking for the sake of that. Everything that is a surprise or a moment is just an evolution of who these characters are and where the story is going,”

Moreover, “American Horror Story” actress Grace Gummer steps in as FBI agent Dominique “Dom” DiPierro. Her character will be in charge of the Evil Corp hack-case. With her addition, the storyline is bound to take a new turn. Elliot will surely run a scan on her life as well. But will she end up outsmarting him? That should be interesting to find out.

As reported by Popsugar, creator Sam Esmail revealed that he has been working with the FBI Cyber Crime Unit to make the story as authentic as possible. Two of the plots are directly inspired by real FBI cases and Mr. Robot could not get better.

Moving ahead, Craig Robinson will enter as Elliot’s neighbor Ray. Meanwhile, Joey Bada$$ will join as Elliot’s friend. This could only mean they will get to know Elliot from a new closer perspective. Nevertheless, they will understand what is real and what is imaginary for him.

Season 1 climax came with Mr. Robot being discovered as unreal. But there is still a lot more story to tell about him. Creator Sam Esmail explained to Television Critics Association, “That’s the struggle that is going to take over in season two (post Elliot’s realisation).

There will be a lot more backstory that will be shown, and the timeline will get a little clearer. Not a hundred percent clearer, but a little clearer. Elliot committed a crime in the first season, and we’re going to see ramifications of that in the second season.”

“Mr. Robot” Season 2 premieres on July 13 with a host of new stars. The latest cast includes Chris Conroy, Aasif Mandvi, Sandrine Holt, Michael Maize, Dorothi Fox and Luke Robertson. The characters Evil Corp CEO Phillip Price (Michael Cristofer) and Tyrell Wellick’s wife Joanna (Stephanie Corneliussen) are confirmed as series regulars as well. Fans are fervently counting the days now.


Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek) may have successfully brought down the E Corp with the fsociety hackers, but his battles continue when “Mr. Robot” returns in July for season 2.

USA Network unveiled the premiere date for “Mr. Robot” season 2 with the release of a new teaser, showing a hint of where Elliot and his imaginary companion Mr. Robot (Christian Slater) are heading after they managed to destroy the multinational E Corp.

According to the network, “Season two picks up after fsociety’s 5/9 hack on Evil Corp and will explore the consequences of the attack, as well as the illusion of control.”

During the SXSW event in March, series creator/director Sam Esmail teased the plot for the upcoming season. “Elliot committed a crime and we’re going to see the ramifications of that this season,” Esmail stated. “That’s why you see that introduction of law enforcement, which you deliberately didn’t see the first season.”

Esmail also revealed that the timeline of season 2 will be clearer compared to the previous season, and it will get darker as the story progresses.

The second season of “Mr. Robot” will show the return of Portia Doubleday in her role as Elliot’s childhood friend Angela, Carly Chaikin as Elliot’s sister Darlene, Martin Wallström as E Corp’s Senior Vice President of Technology Tyrell Wellick, Michael Cristofer as E Corp’s CEO Phillip Price, as well as Stephanie Corneliussen as Tyrell’s wife Joanna.

The cast will be joined by Craig Robinson, who will portray the role of a New York local named Ray, as well as rapper Joey Bada$$ as Elliot’s new friend Leon.

“Fear The Walking Dead” star Sandrine Holt, “National Treasure: Book of Secrets” star Michael Maize, “Run All Night” star Dorothi Fox, and “The Americans” star Luke Robertson also landed recurring roles in the series.

“Mr. Robot” season 2 premieres on the USA Network on Wednesday, July 13.

There's still work to be done, friend. Are you ready for what comes next?

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Posted by Mr. Robot on Wednesday, April 20, 2016