USA Network has announced that season four will be the last for the critically acclaimed series Mr Robot. Both USA and Sam Esmail (creator of the series) have decided to finish things off with one more twelve episode season. It was also revealed that production for the last season will start during this upcoming winter in New York and that the season will air in 2019.
In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Esmail said, “When I first created the world of Mr. Robot, I thought it would be a niche television series with a small, cult following. Over the past three years, it has become so much more, and I am continually humbled by the show’s recognition and by the amazing cast and crew that work tirelessly to help bring my vision to life. Since day one, I’ve been building toward one conclusion — and in breaking the next season of Mr. Robot, I have decided that conclusion is finally here. Everyone on the creative team, including the amazing people at USA and UCP, didn’t want to say goodbye, but we ultimately have too much respect for Elliot’s journey to extend past its inevitable ending. Therefore, season four will serve as the final chapter of the Mr. Robot story. To fans of the show: thank you for the past three years, and I can’t wait to share this exciting final season with you.”
Esmail also released a statement on Twitter. Here is the tweet:
Excited to show you guys the final chapter in Elliot's journey. It's going to be sad to say goodbye to Mr. Robot, but it'll be sadder to say goodbye to all the fans. Thanks for hanging with us throughout the years and cannot wait to share the conclusion with all of you.
— Sam Esmail (@samesmail) August 29, 2018
During the first season of the series it earned two Golden Globes. One was for best drama series and the other was best co-star, which was Christian Slater (he plays as Mr. Robot). Slater was nominated for a total o three Golden Globes for his role in the series. The series also received an Emmy that season for star Rami Malek. He was nominated for a total of two Golden Globes for best actor in a limited series. The series has been nominated for 13 Emmy. This includes the most recent set of nominations for the upcoming 2019 Emmys.
The overarching plot of the series is that it follows Elliot Alderson (Malek), who is a cyber security engineer. He become involved with a underground hack group and was recruited by their leader (Slater). The series also co-stars: Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin, Martin Wallström, Grace Gummer, Michael Cristofer, and Stephanie Corneliussen.
Mr. Robot becomes the latest series that is facing its end. Within the last eight months Damnation, Falling Water, Colony, and Shooter have also announced their end with the network.
The final season will be released in 2019.