‘Mr. Robot’ Renewed for Season 3

Hack on, Rami Malek/Christian Slater

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Mr. Robot” rolls on: USA Network has renewed the Universal Cable Productions drama for a third season.

The next hack 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,” added 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!”

Mr. Robot” follows Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek), a cyber-security engineer who becomes involved in the underground hacker group fsociety, after being recruited by their leader (Christian Slater). 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. 

Additionally, the series stars Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin, Martin Wallström, Grace Gummer, Michael Cristofer and Stephanie Corneliussen.

The drama hails from writer and executive producer Sam Esmail, as well as Anonymous Content executive producers Steve Golin and Chad Hamilton.

Season 2 of “Mr. Robot” is currently airing Wednesdays at 10/9c on USA.