To no surprise, USA Network has renewed their critically-acclaimed (and ratings-challenged) drama Mr. Robot for a third season. The stylized drama currently airs on Wednesday nights.
Here are the renewal details:
USA NETWORK’S EMMY(R) NOMINATED DRAMA “MR. ROBOT” RENEWED FOR THIRD SEASON
Golden Globe(R) and Peabody Award-Winning Series Hails from Universal Cable Productions
NEW YORK – August 16, 2016 – USA Network today announced a third season pickup of the original drama series MR. ROBOT. From Universal Cable Productions, the second season of the buzzy series, which was recently nominated for six Primetime Emmys, is currently airing all-new episodes Wednesdays at 10/9c. MR. ROBOT Season 3 is slated for 2017.
“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.”
“Being the home studio for this wonderful, completely original show is an exhilarating experience. Sam and company just keep taking it to another level,” said Jeff Wachtel, Chief Content Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and President, Universal Cable Productions. “We can’t wait to get going on Season 3… as soon as we finish Season 2!”
In addition to new episodes every Wednesday on USA Network, MR. ROBOT can be experienced anytime, in multiple ways. Catch up on Season 2 on demand or at USANetwork.com; put yourself in the middle of a pivotal scene from Elliot’s past, via an original, 12-minute virtual reality experience written by Esmail; dig deep into clues and uncover Easter Eggs from the series at whoismrrobot.com; preorder the book from Esmail and series writer Courtney Looney; and join the 30 million people who watched Season 1 by discovering (or re-watching) MR. ROBOT on Amazon Prime.
MR. ROBOT 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 leader (Christian Slater, “Nymphomaniac”). Following the events of fsociety’s five/nine hack on multi-national company Evil Corp, the second season explores the consequences of that attack as well as the illusion of control.
The series stars Golden Globe, Emmy and SAG(R) Award Nominee Malek, Golden Globe(R) Award Winner Slater, Portia Doubleday (“Her”), Carly Chaikin (“Suburgatory”), Martin Wallstrom (“Simple Simon”), Grace Gummer (“The Newsroom”), Michael Cristofer (“Ray Donovan”) and Stephanie Corneliussen (“Legends of Tomorrow”).
Since its premiere, MR ROBOT has received six Emmy nominations including Drama Series and Lead Actor; three Golden Globe Award nominations and two wins including Best Drama; a Peabody Award; a SAG Award nomination; four Critics’ Choice(R) Award nominations and three wins; two Writers Guild(R) Award nominations and one win for Best New Series; three IPA Satellite(R) Award nominations and one win for Best Supporting Actor; and the TCA Award for Outstanding New Program. The series was also selected for an AFI Award for Television Program of the Year, won a Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Long Form Series, won the coveted Audience Award in the Episodics category at the 2015 SXSW Festival and was an official selection at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.
The drama hails from Universal Cable Productions, writer and executive producer Esmail (“Comet”) as well as Anonymous Content executive producers Steve Golin (“True Detective”) and Chad Hamilton (“Breakup at a Wedding”).
About USA Network
USA Network, the leader in cable entertainment, offers a powerful stable of dramatic, comedic and unscripted originals in more than 102 million U.S. homes. The network also features spectacular live television, a dynamic portfolio of acquired series and the best in blockbuster theatrical films and entertainment events. A trailblazer in digital innovation and storytelling, USA is defining, driving and setting the industry standard for Social TV. USA is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal. USA’s award-winning website is located at http://www.usanetwork.com.
About Universal Cable Productions
Universal Cable Productions (UCP) creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across media platforms for domestic and international distribution. In the U.S., UCP’s programming can be seen across various networks including the Golden Globe and Peabody award-winning drama “Mr. Robot,” “Colony,” “Playing House,” “Royal Pains” and “Suits” on USA Network; “The Magicians,” “12 Monkeys,” and “Killjoys” on Syfy; “Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce” on Bravo; “The Royals,” on E!; and “Difficult People,” on Hulu. UCP’s content library includes critic and fan favorites such as the Emmy-award winning “Monk” as well as “Psych” and “Battlestar Galactica.” Universal Cable Productions is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. Follow us @UCPisTV.
What do you think? Do you (still) like the Mr. Robot TV show on USA? Are you glad that it’s been renewed for a third season?