USA Picks Up Computer Hacking Drama Pilot ‘Mr. Robot’

Courtesy of USA Network

USA has given a pilot pickup to “Mr. Robot,” a drama about an anti-social computer programmer who finds he can only connect with other people by hacking into their personal lives.

The Universal Cable Productions project from executive producers Sam Esmail (“Comet”) and Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin (“True Detective”) and Chad Hamilton (“Breakup at a Wedding”) follows a hacker named Elliot who wields his skills as a weapon to protect the people that he cares about — only to find himself in the intersection between the cybersecurity firm he works for and the underworld organizations that are recruiting him to bring down corporate America. Esmail penned the script.

“‘Mr. Robot’ is a visionary drama.” said Chris McCumber, USA Network president. “It is a very timely and relatable story that captures both the excitement and danger of today’s digital world.”

USA also recently picked up the Universal Cable Productions pilot “Stanistan,” a drama about State Department workers, covert CIA officers and journalists who operate in a delicate balance of danger and levity.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 2

Leave a Reply


Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  1. Just watched the trailer for Mr.Robot, great plot, great actors. I LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT! This is going to be a big hit.

  2. Mr.Robot is going to be an awesome TV series on USA I cant wait to start watching it. I love Christian Slater and Rami the perfect picked Actors.

More TV News from Variety