USA released the first half of the two-part of “Mr. Robot” Season 2 online and on social media on Sunday night, three days ahead of this Wednesday’s premiere. The premiere quickly divided up the Internet into the haves who saw it — and the have-nots who didn’t.
The first hour of the season premiere interrupted a live Facebook Q&A with the show’s cast, and was then streamed across a number of digital platforms, including Twitter, Snapchat Discover and the show’s YouTube channel, as well as the USA website.
The episode was only made available for a few hours on Sunday night, causing some of the show’s fans to erupt with glee on Twitter. Others, who missed the window to stream the episode early, expressed disappointment and frustration that they’d have to wait a few more days for the premiere.
The network announced last month that the second season hacker drama starring Rami Malek and Christian Slater had been expanded to 12 episodes. The premiere will also be followed by a live after-show, titled “Hacking Robot.”
Season 2 of “Mr. Robot” sees (Malek) Elliot and fsociety’s continued attempts to use their hacking skills to bring down the wealthy and corrupt corporations ruling America from the shadows, and this time, even President Obama gets wind of the dire situations at hand.
The award-winning drama hails from Esmail as well as Anonymous Content executive producers Steve Golin and Chad Hamilton, and is produced by Universal Cable Productions.