The third episode of Mr. Robot, a conspiracy and pulse pounding series headlined by Rami Malek, airs tonight on USA Network (10 pm et/pt), and if you’re an newbie to Malek’s diverse body of work, I’d suggest taking a look at director Paul Thomas Anderson’s ambitious 2012 drama The Master.
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.
The good news for actress Portia Doubledayis that the top-notch pilot for Mr. Robotis 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.
One show I have high expectations for, especially after watching the pilot, is the freshman thriller/dramaMr. 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).