“Mr. Robot” is getting two extra episodes. USA announced Thursday that the second season of the Rami Malek-led drama will consist of 12 episodes, rather than the previously announced 10.
Show creator and showrunner Sam Esmail will direct all 12 episodes.
Additionally, the network has ordered a live after-show, “Hacking Robot,” which will air after back-to-back season premiere episodes on Wednesday, July 13. “Hacking Robot,” which will feature a behind-the-scenes look at the show, is only scheduled for a post-premiere airing for now. No host has been announced yet.
“The first season of ‘Mr. Robot‘ was everything we hoped for — and then some,” said Chris McCumber, President Entertainment Networks, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “So it’s no surprise that Sam and team have raised the bar even more in Season 2. From the first moments of the new season, it’ll be clear that audiences are in for something incredibly special and wholly unexpected.”
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.
The back-to-back season premiere episodes of “Mr. Robot” will air with limited commercial interruptions and premiere at 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, July 13 on USA.