Well damn, that was quick. USA’s newest original series Mr. Robot premieres tonight, and while I loved the pilot (which you can watch right here if you don’t want to wait) I was worried that while it was a good show, I wasn’t certain it was a good show for USA Network as tonally it’s fairly different from everything else on the network. Looks like I can rest easy, because without the first episode even aired yet they’ve already greenlit season two!
“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.”
Completely unexpected this early in the game, but fantastic news for the freshman series! If you were on the fence about Mr. Robot thus far, is this announcement encouragement enough for you to jump in? Let us know in the comments, and keep it locked to Geeks of the Round for more news breakdowns and reviews for this show and much, much more!