'Mr. Robot': USA Network's Hi-Tech Computer Hacker TV Show Starring Rami Malek Premieres Tonight

Traciy Reyes

The producers of Mr. Robot want you to know that someone could be watching you. That's the premise for tonight's Mr. Robot, an exciting new TV series that delves into the technology-hacking world. The television series, which will air on the USA Network, ties right in with the latest disturbing trend of hacking into celebrity files and releasing all sorts of embarrassing information to the public. The cast of Mr. Robot stars Rami Malek as Elliot, Carly Chaikin as Darlene, and Portia Doubleday as Angela Moss, according to The Internet Movie Database (IMDB).

Directed by Niels Arden Oplev and written by Sam Esmail, Mr. Robot introduces us to the scary world of cyber-surveillance and being followed by men in black suits. Elliot is a young computer programmer who is employed by a cyber-security firm by day and a vigilante computer hacker at night. With no social skills of his own and without the ability to connect with people, Elliot gets his thrills by hacking into people's account and spying on them --- gathering all sort of private information. But what starts out as mere fun and a warped curiosity about other people's lives takes a more complicated turn when Elliot is recruited by the leader of a hacker group to bring down the same company that he works for.

For tech-savvy people, the terminology will be easy to understand, for others --- not so much, but even the technologically challenged will be thrilled with the whole concept of computer hacking and the talent and skill that it takes to be able to pull it off.

Mr. Robot is reminiscent of the 1990s movie Enemy of The State, which centered around the world of hacking and government surveillance. According to Will Smith, this stuff is real --- even your computer camera can be an entry way for computer hackers.

"The thing is with movies anything that you see in a movie, you have to believe that we're ten [or] fifteen years behind."

Here is the tease and YouTube trailer for Mr. Robot.

"MR. ROBOT follows Elliot (Rami Malek, 'The Pacific'), 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 (Christian Slater, 'The Adderall Diaries') 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."