USA has officially announced the renewal of Christian Slater’s Mr. Robot.
They renewed the drama for a second season before the first season even premiered. This was a very bold move for the USA Network. According to Entertainment Weekly, USA got a glimpse of Mr. Robot’s future success after it generated 2.6 million views via the show’s preview screenings across multiple digital platforms.
USA Network President Chris McCumber commented on the renewal, “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. 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 two.”
On June 24, Mr. Robot had its regular premiere on USA. The second season will contain a minimum of 10 episodes and will debut sometime next year.