‘MR ROBOT’ RENEWED BY USA NETWORK FOR SEASON TWO BEFORE FIRST SEASON PREMIERED

I posted the link to the pilot ep which USA had upped to various media sites including YouTube in full 1080P HD  on Tuesday.
The first four & a half minutes are still available and the link in this weeks trailers and I edited their banner and used it on Twitter.

Here is the original banner (Click for full size):
Mr Robot 1500x500 Banner

You can see my version on the header of this post.

The cable ratings will be issued on Thursday pm and I’ll keep an eye out and update with the figures as soon as they’re out.

USA NETWORK’S AWARD-WINNING AND CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ORIGINAL DRAMA “MR. ROBOT” SCORES SECOND SEASON AHEAD OF SERIES PREMIERE

Here’s the press release from USA Network:
One of The Summer’s Most Talked-About New Series Hails From Universal Cable Productions
Nearly 3MM Viewers have checked Out The Pilot In Its Pre-linear Debut

NEW YORK – June 24, 2015 – USA Network today announced a second season pickup of the captivating one-hour original drama series MR. ROBOT, ahead of the series premiere tonight at 10/9c. This buzzy breakout series has already received significant critical acclaim, prestigious industry honors and has garnered nearly 3 million views in its unprecedented pre-linear launch across a wide array of digital platforms. The second season, which will include a minimum of 10 episodes, will air in 2016.

“We knew from the moment we read Sam Esmail’s provocative script, and witnessed the brilliant performances of Rami Malek and Christian Slater, that Mr. Robot is a stand-out series that is unlike anything currently on television,” said USA Network President Chris McCumber. “The overwhelmingly positive fan reactions to the pilot and the broad sampling of it, reaffirms our confidence in the series, and we’re excited to see where this timely drama will take us for season two.”

MR. ROBOT follows Elliot (Malek), a young programmer who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and as a vigilante hacker by night. Elliot finds himself at a crossroads when the mysterious leader (Slater) of an underground hacker group recruits him to destroy the firm he is paid to protect. Compelled by his personal beliefs, Elliot struggles to resist the chance to take down the multinational CEOs he believes are running (and ruining) the world. The series also stars Portia Doubleday (“Her”), Carly Chaikin (“Suburgatory”) and Martin Wallstrom (“Simple Simon).

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