Pilot Scoop: 24 Alum Snags Lead Role in USA Network's Mr. Robot

Mr. Robot Rami Malek

24 grad Rami Malek has landed a lead role in the USA Network drama pilot Mr. Robot, playing Elliot, a brilliant cyber security engineer by day and a vigilante hacker by night, who finds himself drawn to an underground anarchist group that launches cyber-attacks in an attempt to start a global revolution.

In addition to 24, where he played terrorist Marco Al-Zacar in Season 8, Malek also co-starred in HBO’s The Pacific. Movie credits include The Master, Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn and the upcoming Night at the Museum 3.

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  1. Kubrick says:

    I’m worried that with all the pilots USA is picking up they may cleanhouse with their other less than average rated shows.

    • Billy Ray says:

      couldn’t be any worse, oh wait Fox cleans house every year and it gets worse.

      but yes it looks like USA is going to drop four or more shows.one being White Collar which is ending. then add Covert Affairs, Rush and Satisfaction?

  2. Steven says:

    Aw, he’ll always be the gay neighbor from The War at Home to me.

  3. He was so excellent on 24. One of the best guest actors they’ve ever had and that’s saying something.

  4. Behzad says:

    Good casting! I think it’s great that they’re finally gonna show a Middle Eastern guy on the RIGHT side of the law for a change.

  5. LaPiquante says:

    He was so, so good at being so, so awful in The Pacific. I will always think he’s creepy, but I’m excited to see what he does with this new role.

  6. Lori Desselle says:

    Please continue with S 5, 6, etc.

  7. Frankie says:

    Isn’t it enough with the homosexual b.s.already? If this show is going to be proseletyzing for the gay lifestyle, good by.