Scoop: Suburgatory's Carly Chaikin Joins USA Network's Mr. Robot Pilot

Suburgatory fans, here’s some news that’s shinier than a crystal cup of crystals: Carly Chaikin has joined the cast of USA Network’s Mr. Robot drama pilot.

The actress will play Marlene, “a chain-smoking, striking hipster who also happens to be an expert at writing malicious malware — specifically, dangerous computer worms that take down entire networks.”

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Earlier this week, 24 vet Rami Malek landed a lead role in prospective series, playing Elliot, a brilliant young programmer who suffers from “a debilitating anti-social disorder and decides that he can only connect to people by hacking them.” Elliot will “find himself in the intersection between a cybersecurity firm he works for and the underworld organizations that are recruiting him to bring down corporate America.”

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Portia Doubleday (Her, Carrie) is also coming on board the project as Angela, “the pragmatic old childhood friend of Elliot and an account executive at the AllSafe Cyber Security firm” who happens to be the only person to whom our protagonist will share his vulnerabilities.

Excited to have Chaikin back on screen in a more dramatic role than the unsinkable Dalia Royce? Sound off in the comments!

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  1. I didn’t even recognize her with the dark hair! Awesome!

  2. bar says:

    Love it! Getting excited about this project!

  3. Lizo says:

    Oh this show sounds cool. And she was so so good as Dalia, I’m glad to see her land somewhere else

  4. Holly says:

    It took me a minute to place Carly Chaikin as Dalia in Suburgatory after looking at the above picture. She was terrific in that show. Hilarious.

  5. Dan says:

    Not sure about this new show, especially when it’s the USA Network. But she was really great in Suburgatory, and by far the best thing in that atrocious third season. I might check the new show out just to see her character.

  6. Eva says:

    The show sounds kind of bad, but I’m loving the cast! I hope it doesn’t give an aneurysm from rolling my eyes too far, because I’m definitely giving it a chance :P