USA NETWORK PREMIERES "MR. ROBOT" SEASON 2 WITH BACK-TO-BACK EPISODES; ANNOUNCES LIVE AFTER SHOW
Network Ups Season 2 Order of the Golden Globe(R) Award-Winning Universal Cable Productions Drama from 10 to 12 Episodes
The MR. ROBOT Premiere Night Event Begins Wednesday, July 13 at 10/9c on USA Network
NEW YORK, NY - June 23, 2016 - USA Network today announced that it has added two episodes to the Season 2 order for MR. ROBOT, upping the Universal Cable Productions series from 10 episodes to 12 episodes. Sam Esmail, the creator and executive producer of the Golden Globe Award-winning drama, will direct all 12 episodes this season. Additionally, the award-winning series will kick off its second season on Wednesday, July 13 at 10/9c with a premiere night event that includes two back-to-back episodes -- presented with limited commercial breaks -- and a newly-announced live after show. Providing a behind the scenes look at the breakout drama, the one hour, live HACKING ROBOT after show will air on July 13, immediately following the two episode season premiere.
"The first season of MR. ROBOT was everything we hoped for - and then some," said Chris McCumber, President Entertainment Networks, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. "So it's no surprise that Sam and team have raised the bar even more in season two. From the first moments of the new season, it'll be clear that audiences are in for something incredibly special and wholly unexpected."
"Strap in! The extraordinary ride that is MR. ROBOT continues with a wild season two. It's a brilliant and immersive journey that demands to be watched again and again," said Jeff Wachtel, Chief Content Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and President, Universal Cable Productions and Wilshire Studios.
MR. ROBOT follows Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek), a cyber-security engineer who becomes involved in the underground hacker group fsociety, after being recruited by their mysterious leader (Christian Slater). The July 13 episodes, titled eps2.0_unm4sk-pt1.tc and eps2.0_unm4sk-pt2.tc, will pick up 30 days after the now infamous fsociety 5/9 hack on multi-national company Evil Corp. Season 2 will explore the consequences of that attack as well as the illusion of control.
MR. ROBOT stars Golden Globe Award and SAG(R) Award Nominee Malek ("The Pacific"), Golden Globe Award Winner Slater ("Nymphomaniac"), Portia Doubleday ("Her"), Carly Chaikin ("Suburgatory"), Martin Wallstr�m ("Simple Simon"), Grace Gummer ("The Newsroom"), Michael Cristofer ("Ray Donovan") and Stephanie Corneliussen ("Legends of Tomorrow"). New recurring guest stars include Craig Robinson ("The Office"), hip hop artist Joey Bada$$, Sandrine Holt ("Fear The Walking Dead"), Michael Maize ("National Treasure: Book of Secrets"), Dorothi Fox ("Run All Night") and Luke Robertson ("The Americans"). Returning cast members include BD Wong ("Law & Order: SVU"), Gloria Reuben ("Saints & Sinners"), Michael Drayer ("Vinyl"), Michel Gill ("House of Cards"), Ron Cephas Jones ("The Blacklist"), Sunita Mani ("5 Stages"), Azhar Khan ("Veep") and Ben Rappaport ("The Good Wife").
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").
HACKING ROBOT is executive produced by Aliyah Silverstein and is a Wilshire Studios production.
About USA Network:
USA Network, the leader in cable entertainment, offers a powerful stable of dramatic, comedic and unscripted originals in more than 102 million U.S. homes. The network also features spectacular live television, a dynamic portfolio of acquired series and the best in blockbuster theatrical films and entertainment events. A trailblazer in digital innovation and storytelling, USA is defining, driving and setting the industry standard for Social TV. USA is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal. USA's award-winning website is located at http://www.usanetwork.com. Watch USA Network anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs.
About Universal Cable Productions:
Universal Cable Productions (UCP) creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across media platforms for domestic and international distribution. In the U.S., UCP's programming can be seen across various networks including the Golden Globe award-winning drama "Mr. Robot," "Colony," "Playing House," "Royal Pains" and "Suits" on USA Network; "The Magicians," "12 Monkeys," "Hunters" and "Killjoys" on Syfy; "Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce" on Bravo; "The Royals," on E!; and "Difficult People," on Hulu. UCP's content library includes critic and fan favorites such as the Emmy-award winning "Monk" as well as "Psych" and "Battlestar Galactica." Universal Cable Productions is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. Follow us @UCPisTV.
About Wilshire Studios:
Wilshire Studios develops and produces engaging and innovative non-scripted, original programming across media platforms. Wilshire produces E!'s signature "Live from the Red Carpet" series, which provides in-depth coverage of Hollywood's biggest nights, and has also produced reality series "Giuliana and Bill" and "Ice Loves Coco," plus the long-running docu-series "True Hollywood Story." Wilshire Studios has also produced original series and specials such as "Women We Love" for Esquire Network and "The Nerdist" for BBC America. For GSN, Wilshire produced 300 episodes of the dating game show "Baggage." Wilshire Studios is a division of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.