The second season of The USA Network’s Mr. Robot might have divided fans, but the provocative series has picked up a plethora of awards nominations and critical acclaim. As such, Mr. Robot has been renewed for a third season of high-stakes computer hackery and paranoia.
NBCUniversal Cable top dog Chris McCumber made the announcement.
“We couldn’t be more proud of Mr. Robot, a series that has pushed boundaries, captured the cultural zeitgeist, and been honoured as one of the best dramas on television. Midway through its second season, ‘Mr. Robot’ continues to break new ground and open up new opportunities for the network.”
Created by Sam Esmail, the hit drama is at the halfway point of its twelve episode second run with breakout star Rami Malek delivering another towering performance. The first season debuted last summer and went on to be one of the most talked about shows of the year, aside from Game of Thrones.
The second season hasn't enjoyed the same level of success in traditional ratings measurements, but Mr. Robot has proved to be a major draw for catch-up and on demand often tripling its live-watch audience. UK fans can watch new episodes weekly via Amazon Prime where it remains one of their most requested exclusives.
Unlike the first run that utilised multiple directors, Sam Esmail is taking the True Detective season two approach and is directing all twelve instalments. There's no denying that Mr. Robot's sophomore season is less immediate than its predecessor, but after such a strong debut, it was always going to be a tough act to follow. That said, there is still half a season to go, and you just know it's all building towards something nightmarishly spectacular.