USA will wrap its hacker drama “Mr. Robot” after its upcoming fourth season.
The fourth season will air sometime in 2019. Creator Sam Esmail addressed the decision on Twitter:
“Excited to show you guys the final chapter in Elliot’s journey. It’s going to be sad to say goodbye to Mr. Robot, but it’ll be sadder to say goodbye to all the fans. Thanks for hanging with us throughout the years and cannot wait to share the conclusion with all of you.”
Excited to show you guys the final chapter in Elliot's journey. It's going to be sad to say goodbye to Mr. Robot, but it'll be sadder to say goodbye to all the fans. Thanks for hanging with us throughout the years and cannot wait to share the conclusion with all of you.
— Sam Esmail (@samesmail) August 29, 2018
The decision comes two weeks after Christian Slater, who plays the eponymous Mr. Robot, told Collider that he expected the fourth season to be the show’s last.
“Yeah, Season 4, and I believe that will be the last season. [Show creator] Sam [Esmail] always said it was going to be somewhere in that zone, and he didn’t want to go further than what he could creatively contribute to that storyline,” Slater told Collider. “So, I think that Season 4 will be it.”
“Mr. Robot” premiered in 2015 and marked the network’s shift from its “Blue Skies” programming aesthetic to darker and edgier fare, which included shows like “Colony,” “Queen of the South” and “The Sinner.” The network has also recently ordered to series “Treadstone,” a TV series set inside the “Jason Bourne” film franchise universe and will debut a “Purge” spinoff TV series.
“Mr. Robot” starred Slater, Rami Malek, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin, Martin Walstrom, Grace Gummer, Michael Cristofer and BD Wong.
But it’s not as if Malek and Esmail would be looking for work once the show wraps. Malek will star as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in this fall’s biopic, “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The duo is also working on “American Radical,” the adaptation of a Muslim FBI agent’s memoir about infiltrating an al Qaeda-controlled terrorist cell.