It’s been quite an offseason for the USA’s hacker drama Mr. Robot, and now we have a date for its return. The cable net said today that Season 2 of the Golden Globe-winning series starring Rami Malek and Christian Slater will premiere at 10 PM Wednesday, July 13.
Mr. Robot follows Elliot Alderson (Malek), a young cybersecurity engineer who becomes involved in the underground hacker group fsociety, after being recruited by its mysterious leader (Slater). The new season will explore the consequences of its hack on the multinational company Evil Corp as well as the illusion of control. Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin, Martin Wallström, Grace Gummer, Michael Cristofer and Stephanie Corneliussen co-star.
Created by writer and showrunner Sam Esmail, Mr. Robot was showered with accolades for its rookie season. It picked up the Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Award for best drama series;. Slater won the Globe for his role, and Malek earned a nomination; and both won took the Critics’ Choice nods. The AFI also named the series as one of its 10 best shows of 2015, and it won the WGA Award for best new series. The Season 2 cast also will feature Craig Robinson, rapper Joey Bada$$, Sandrine Holt, Michael Maize, Dorothi Fox and Luke Robertson.
Produced by Universal Cable Productions, the series is EP’d by Esmail and Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin and Chad Hamilton.