Fans of Mr. Robot may have to wait awhile before season three. Series creator Sam Esmail recently said he’d like a longer break between seasons two and three of the USA Network show, reports Entertainment Weekly.
The hacker drama stars Rami Malek and Christian Slater. The show’s already been renewed for a second season, but not a third yet.
Esmail said he wants a longer break between seasons to improve the quality of the show:
Personally, I think this is another weird, archaic judgment on television shows, where you have to bring them back at a certain schedule or you’re going to lose your audience. I’m just going to say this: I think it’s bulls–t, especially at the cost of the quality of the show.
Is it better to rush something that’s not as good just to stay on schedule because you’re afraid of losing viewers? With the poor quality of writing or storytelling, you’re going to lose viewers anyway. I just think you’re shooting yourself in the foot by doing that.”
Malek agreed, saying Esmail deserved a break after writing and directing every episode of season two:
Can you imagine how taxing it is to write all of those episodes, direct them, and have delivery or input for every trade in the crew and end up getting into the editing room with our editors over the weekend? Sam deserves a break.”
Season two of Mr. Robot premieres on July 13th at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
What do you think? Are you a fan of Mr. Robot? Do you think there should be a longer break between seasons?