Mr. Robot Snags Early Season 2 Renewal at USA Network

Mr Robot Renewed Season 2

Mr. Robot 2.0 is already on the development queue, just hours before the USA Network drama even premieres.

The network has renewed the drama for Season 2, consisting of at least 10 episodes, to debut in 2016.

“We knew from the moment we read Sam Esmail’s provocative script, and witnessed the brilliant performances of Rami Malek and Christian Slater, that Mr. Robot is a stand-out series that is unlike anything currently on television,” USA Network president Chris McCumber said in a statement. “The overwhelmingly positive fan reactions to the pilot and the broad sampling of it, reaffirms our confidence in the series, and we’re excited to see where this timely drama will take us for Season 2.”

Bowing tonight at 10/9c, Mr. Robot follows a young programmer (played by Malek) who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and as a vigilante hacker by night.

The network notes that the pilot, which was released early online and On Demand, has been sampled by 2.6 million viewers to date.

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14 Comments
  1. johnhelvete says:

    Great news considering how great the pilot is. Esmail seems pretty adamant that this is a 10 episode a season, 4-5 season show, so hopefully it will stay at 10 episodes a season.

  2. Et al says:

    Congrats to Christian Slater for finally breaking the curse.

  3. Missy Kelly says:

    I did not take advantage of early screening – glad I didn’t now I have something to look forward to – sorry I didn’t because I didn’t get a chance to see something that may be good!

  4. Matt says:

    “Christian Slater;” “show renewed.” I’m sorry, I don’t follow you. I know what all those words mean, but combined together they just don’t make sense to me.

  5. JBC says:

    It really is a good show. Very different! Glad for the S2 early renewal.

  6. MzTeaze says:

    This is awesome. I’ve watched the pilot multiple times already. Glad to know I won’t lose a show I seem to like already.

  7. Jana Kelpen says:

    I loved the season premiere! Great acting and kept me guessing through out the whole episode.

  8. isosim says:

    Can you picture the guys on Mr. Robot going up against CSI:Cyber? maybe they could have a crossover?

  9. rrtid54 says:

    now that we’re through the airing of episode 9, with all that seems to have been revealed, it’ll be interesting to see how much we continue to see of Christian Slater…