‘Mr. Robot’ Hacker Drama Ordered to Series at USA Network

'Mr. Robot': USA Network Gives 10-Episode

Talk about timeliness. On the same day the FBI confirmed it believes North Korea was behind the massive Sony Pictures Entertainment cyber-attack, USA Network announced the first series pickup from its 2015-2016 pilot slate with a 10-episode order for a drama about computer hackers, “Mr. Robot.”

Starring Christian Slater as the title character and Rami Malek (“24”), the series follows a mysterious anarchist who recruits a young computer programmer (Malek) who suffers from an anti-social disorder and connects to people by hacking them. Portia Doubleday (“Her”), Carly Chaikin (“Suburgatory”) and Martin Wallstrom (“Simple Simon”) round out the cast.

“’Mr. Robot’ could not be more timely and relevant,” said USA prexy Chris McCumber. “The creative team behind this series has done a brilliant job, taking viewers on a wild ride that leaves them wanting more.”

The drama is among a slew of new and retiring original series on deck for 2015 at NBCUniversal’s flagship entertainment cabler. “Dig,” starring Jason Isaacs and Anne Heche from the producers of “Heroes” and “Homeland,” and medical drama “Complications,” which has cast Jason O’Mara and Jessica Szohr, will also premiere in the new year.

“Mr. Robot” comes from Universal Cable Prods. and writer-exec producer Sam Esmail (“Comet”). Steve Golin (“True Detective”) and Chad Hamilton (“Breakup at a Wedding”) of Anonymous Content are also exec producers.

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  1. Gail says:

    Great show. But if he flips to anarchist side I will no longer watch it.

    • My husband and I were enjoying the show until you showed two homosexual men having sex. Very poor taste. Children are not back in school and stay up later. You will lose us and I am sure more viewer’s. Disgusting. making us not wanting to watch the show anymore. If we see porn on your show again you will lose.

  2. Watched pilot released on youtube. Interesting psych work on the Elliot character. You hit just enough of the tech to make it believable without making it too boring. You’re nailing the way we think in a lot of respects. Keep that part going and the show should do well. At least for us. :)

  3. Sam says:

    Really mahn. This tv show would be awesome. First episode is already out and available for download :P, but eagerly waiting for more. The first ep. was just awesome. I really liked it

  4. DBONE says:

    man oh man I love MR, Robot ,TV show It was SO O’ COOL…. Keep them coming WELL DONE and THANK YOU

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