Mr. Robot Hacks Its Way to a Third Season

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The drama series Mr. Robot has grabbed a third season pickup, the USA Network announced today.

The series, starring Golden Globe, Emmy and SAG Award Nominee Rami Malek and Golden Globe Award Winner Christian Slater and created by Sam Esmail, is currently nominated for six Primetime Emmys and is currently airing its second season. The third season is expected to air in 2017.

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“We couldn’t be more proud of Mr. Robot, a series that has pushed boundaries, captured the cultural zeitgeist, and been honored as one of the best dramas on television,” said 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.”

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Jeff Wachtel, Chief Content Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and President, Universal Cable Productions, said, "Being the home studio for this wonderful, completely original show is an exhilarating experience.  Sam and company just keep taking it to another level.”

After a resounding debut season last year and widespread acclaim, the show's second season has received mixed reviews from critics and fans for going into even more surreal territory, often in the troubled mind of Malek's Elliot as he continues to see his dead father (Slater).

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, Wednesdays, 10/9c, USA.