The second season of USA’s acclaimed drama “Mr. Robot” will launch July 13, the network announced Wednesday.
Last summer, the drama starring Rami Malek as a young cyber-security engineer and Christian Slater as the mysterious leader of an underground hacker group averaged a 1.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 2.74 million viewers overall in Nielsen’s “live plus-7” estimates — standing as the network’s No. 2-rated program of 2015 in the demo, behind only “Suits.” It’s unclear if “Mr. Robot” will again follow “Suits” when it airs on Wednesday this summer.
Following the events of fsociety’s 5/9 hack on multi-national company Evil Corp., the second season of “Mr. Robot” will explore the consequences of that attack as well as the illusion of control.
New recurring guest stars in season two include Craig Robinson, hip hop artist Joey Bada$$, Sandrine Holt, Michael Maize, Dorothi Fox and Luke Robertson. Returning cast members include BD Wond, Gloria Reuben, Michael Drayer, Michel Gill, Ron Cephas Jones, Sunita Mani, Azhar Khan and Ben Rappaport.
“Mr. Robot” is a key player for USA, with the network earlier this month incorporating the shows as part of its first brand makeover in more than 10 years. In its first season, the show picked up Golden Globe and SAG nominations, with Slater breaking through with a Golden Globe trophy in the supporting actor category.
The drama hails from writer and executive producer Sam Esmail (“Comet”) as well as Anonymous Content executive producers Steve Golin (“True Detective”) and Chad Hamilton (“Breakup at a Wedding”).