“Mr. Robot” Renewed for Second Season By USA Network

Although Mr. Robot  has its premiere tonight (10 pm et/pt), the good news is signed, sealed, and delivered. The series has been renewed by USA Network for a second season. The pilot, which was made available online, has already collected almost 3 million views since its launch. The second season, which will feature at least 10 episodes, will air sometime next year.

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VIDEO: “Mr. Robot’s” Portia Doubleday on Real Life Hacking Experience

MR. ROBOT -- "Tribeca Film Festival Premiere of “MR. ROBOT” in New York, NY on Sunday, April 26, 2015 " -- Pictured:  Portia Doubleday "Mr. Robot" -- (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
MR. ROBOT — “Tribeca Film Festival Premiere of “MR. ROBOT” in New York, NY on Sunday, April 26, 2015 ” — Pictured: Portia Doubleday “Mr. Robot” — (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
The good news for actress Portia Doubleday is that the top-notch pilot for Mr. Robot is a signal of good things to come for the promising show (she’s a white collar co-worker/childhood friend of the series’ protagonist, who’s played by Rami Malek). In real life, however, Doubleday had first-hand experience of being hacked.

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VIDEO: Rami Malek & Christian Slater Talk “Mr. Robot” & Paranoia

One show I have high expectations for, especially after watching the pilot, is the freshman thriller/drama Mr. Robot. The series centers on Elliot (an effectively paranoid yet inquisitive Rami Malek), a talented programmer who joins a hacker group (led by Christian Slater) that’s out to take down the firm he’s tasked to protect (he’s a security engineer during the day).

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