USA NETWORK'S EMMY(R) NOMINATED DRAMA "MR. ROBOT" INVITES FANS TO READ ELLIOT'S JOURNAL
The First and Only Book to Tie in to USA Network's EMMY(R) Nominated and Golden Globe(R) Award-Winning Series MR. ROBOT
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By Sam Esmail and Courtney Looney
NEW YORK - August 18, 2016 - Readers can step inside MR. ROBOT, the award-winning USA Network/Universal Cable Productions series, with MR. ROBOT: Red Wheelbarrow, based on Elliot's journal which is featured throughout Season 2 of the series. Co-written by series creator and showrunner Sam Esmail and series writer Courtney Looney, MR. ROBOT: Red Wheelbarrow (Abrams Books; November 1, 2016; U.S. $29.95; Hardcover) is the personal notebook of Elliot Alderson, the show's lead character, and is a uniquely rewarding way for the super fan to access Elliot's complex psyche.
Before and during the events of season two, Elliot recorded his most private thoughts in his journal. Readers can experience Elliot's battles to gain control of his life and his struggles to survive increasingly dangerous circumstances in a brand new story rendered in his own words. The journal also holds seven removable artifacts - a ripped-out page, newspaper clipping, mysterious envelope, and more - along with sketches throughout the book. MR. ROBOT: Red Wheelbarrow reveals both the story behind the current season of MR. ROBOT and hints of what is to come. This book is the ultimate journey into the world of the show - and a key to hacking the mind of its main character.
MR. ROBOT, currently airing its second season on USA Network, follows Elliot Alderson (Malek, "The Pacific"), a cyber-security engineer who becomes involved in the underground hacker group fsociety, after being recruited by their mysterious leader (Slater, "Nymphomaniac"). The series also stars 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").
MR. ROBOT has received three Golden Globe(R) Award nominations and two wins including Best Drama, a Peabody Award, four Critics' Choice(R) Award nominations and three wins, and two Writers Guild(R) Award nominations and one win for Best New Series.
MR. ROBOT hails from writer and executive producer Esmail ("Comet"), as well as Anonymous Content executive producers Steve Golin ("True Detective") and Chad Hamilton ("Breakup at a Wedding"). The series, airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on USA Network and is produced by Universal Cable Productions.
About the Authors
Sam Esmail is the creator, executive producer, director and writer of USA Network's Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning psychological thriller series "Mr. Robot." The show was awarded a 2016 Writers Guild Award, a 2015 Gotham Award and was recently awarded a Peabody Award as well as a 2016 Television Critics Association Award for Outstanding New Program. Esmail's writing for "Mr. Robot" was also recently nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award. His feature directorial debut, "Comet," which he also wrote, was released through IFC in 2014.
Courtney Looney is a writer on USA Network's Golden Globe Award-winning series, MR. ROBOT. She is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin's Radio-Television-Film program as well as the Plan II Liberal Arts program. She received her MFA in directing from the American Film Institute (AFI) in Los Angeles. Looney has worked extensively in the film, commercial, music video, and television industries as a writer, director, and producer.
About the Book
MR. ROBOT: Red Wheelbarrow
By Sam Esmail and Courtney Looney
Abrams / November 1, 2016
U.S. $29.95 / CAN $35.95
Hardcover / 160 pages
7 1/2 x 9 3/4" / 45 black-and-white illustrations, featuring 7 removable items
Founded in 1949, ABRAMS was the first company in the United States to specialize in publishing art and illustrated books. Now a subsidiary of La Martini�re Groupe, the company continues to publish critically acclaimed and bestselling works in the areas of art, photography, cooking, craft, interior and garden design, performing arts, fashion, and popular culture; children's books ranging from young adult fiction to picture books to board books. ABRAMS creates and distributes brilliantly designed visual books with the highest production values under the following imprints: Abrams; Abrams ComicArts; Abrams Image; Abrams Books for Young Readers; Amulet Books; Abrams Appleseed; and a gift and stationery line, Abrams Noterie. ABRAMS also distributes books for The Vendome Press, Victoria & Albert Museum, Tate, Royal Academy of Arts, Booth-Clibborn Editions, Five Continents, SelfMadeHero, MoMA Children's Books, and others.
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 and Peabody award-winning drama "Mr. Robot," "Colony," "Playing House," "Royal Pains" and "Suits" on USA Network; "The Magicians," "12 Monkeys," 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.