Mr. Robot is getting ready for its second season on USA, and production on season two has begun. On Monday, a tweet announcing the official start of production was shared by the official Twitter account for the series. The tweet included a photo of the title page for the script of the premiere.
— Mr. Robot (@whoismrrobot) March 7, 2016
After production began, news about the second season was quickly released. The first news from the set is a casting update. Craig Robinson, best known for his role on The Office, will be featured as recurring guest star during season two.
Check out the press release about his casting below.
USA NETWORK’S GOLDEN GLOBE(R) AWARD-WINNING SERIES “MR. ROBOT” CASTS CRAIG ROBINSON AS RECURRING GUEST STAR
ROBOT Production Begins Today in New York City and Will Return This Summer
NEW YORK, NY – March 7, 2016 – Craig Robinson (“The Office”) has been cast as a recurring guest star in the highly-anticipated second season of USA Network’s award-winning drama series MR. ROBOT. Robinson will star as “Ray,” a neighborhood local who reaches out to Elliot in his time of need. He joins the previously announced Joey Bada$$ and Chris Conroy (“Members Only”) for the 10-episode second season.
Beginning as a stand-up comedian, Robinson first made his mark in the comedy circuit at the 1998 Montreal “Just For Laughs” Festival. Now headlining venues and festivals across the country, he does both solo acts as well as full-band sets with his band “The Nasty Delicious.” While studying education in Chicago, Robinson discovered his love of acting and comedy when he joined the famed Second City Theatre. Film credits include “Knocked Up,” “This is the End,” “Hot Tub Time Machine” and “Hot Tub Time Machine 2” as well as his television sitcom “Mr. Robinson.
ROBOT stars Golden Globe Award and SAG(R) Award Nominee Rami Malek (“The Pacific”), Golden Globe Award Winner Christian Slater (“Nymphomaniac”), Portia Doubleday (“Her”), Carly Chaikin (“Suburgatory”), Grace Gummer (“The Extant”), Michael Cristofer (“Ray Donovan”) and Stephanie Corneliussen (“Legends of Tomorrow”). From Universal Cable Productions, the series hails from writer and executive producer Sam Esmail (“Comet”) as well as Anonymous Content executive producers Steve Golin (“True Detective”) and Chad Hamilton (“Breakup at a Wedding”).
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