Mr. Robot will have more episodes beyond Season 2, USA Network has confirmed by renewing the show for Season 3. The show is currently halfway through its second season, and given its popularity, it was widely expected that the network would renew Mr. Robot for another season. The network is said to be incredibly pleased with Mr. Robot‘s performance over its first two seasons and has plans for an extensive future for the technology-oriented crime drama.
According to the Independent, the network was incredibly pleased with the show’s performance, with Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, saying “We couldn’t be more proud of Mr. Robot, a series that has pushed boundaries, captured the cultural zeitgeist, and been honored as one of the best dramas on television. Midway through its second season, Mr. Robot continues to break new ground and open up new opportunities for the network.”
Fans of the show will undeniably be pretty pleased to learn that Mr. Robot has been renewed for a third season. However, it wasn’t all that much of a surprise considering the show’s success over the past couple of years. In fact, it’s likely the case that USA Network didn’t want to risk losing the show to another network looking to take advantage of its success.
Whilst Mr. Robot has been renewed for Season 3, USA Network is yet to pin down an exact release date for the new season. However, they did confirm that it will premiere in 2017, and according to Variety, each of the show’s previous seasons has premiered in either June or July, giving us a good idea of when Season 3 will premiere. USA Network doesn’t typically shake up its scheduling, meaning that fans of the show can look forward to another action-packed season of Mr. Robot in the summer of 2017.
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Mr. Robot is at its heart a crime drama, created by Sam Esmail and starring Rami Malek as Elliot Alderson, a cyber security engineer and hacker who suffers from social anxiety disorder and clinical depression. The show sees Alderson join a group of hacktivists to attack large corporation E-Corp and cancel all debts owed to the company. However, the series has received widespread acclaim for its technological accuracy, especially in comparison to attempts by other crime dramas.
Mr. Robot has received critical acclaim and has been nominated for and won multiple awards, including most prominently the Golden Globe for Best Television Drama Series. More recently, the series received a total of six Emmy nominations, including those for Rami Malek for his role as the show’s main protagonist.
That being said, despite critical acclaim, Mr. Robot has somewhat struggled to expand its audience base. The show is primarily targeted at the tech community and as such, hasn’t received an awful lot of interest from outside that community. That’s a problem reflected in the show’s ratings, recently hitting a new same day low of 572,000 viewers. However, it does manage to pick up a lot more viewers through DVR and on-demand availability, which is again representative of Mr. Robot‘s audience.
As aforementioned, Mr. Robot is shown weekly on USA Network. However, the rights to the show in the United Kingdom were secured by Amazon. The online retailer currently shows new and previous episodes through its Amazon Prime Video service, but it remains to be seen if that will the case with Season 3.
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