Mr. Robot gets an upgrade

Mr. Robot gets an upgrade

USA Network Christian Slater and Rami Malek star in USA Network's "Mr. Robot."

USA Network
Christian Slater and Rami Malek star in USA Network’s “Mr. Robot.”


I’ve been a Christian Slater fan every since the first time I heard him say, “Greetings and Salutations,” in “Heathers.” From “Robin Hood:Prince of Thieves,” to “Pump Up the Volume” and “Gleaming the Cube,” I was a Slater fanatic throughout my adolescence.

So, no one was more thrilled than me when Christian was cast as the title role in USA Network’s “Mr. Robot.”

The series follows Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek), a cyber-security engineer who becomes involved in the underground hacker group fsociety, after being recruited by their mysterious leader (Slater).

The show is refreshing and totally unlike anything else on TV. It’s suspenseful, the writing is smart and is full of twists, turns and um, what? moments. Season 2 premieres July 13, so there’s still plenty of time to catch up, either On Demand or streaming services. Amazon Prime currently has all Season 1 episodes up.

“Strap in! The extraordinary ride that is ‘Mr. Robot’ continues with a wild Season 2. It’s a brilliant and immersive journey that demands to be watched again and again,” said Jeff Wachtel, Chief Content Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and President, Universal Cable Productions and Wilshire Studios.

The July 13 episodes, titled and, will pick up 30 days after the now infamous fsociety 5/9 hack on multi-national company Evil Corp. Season 2 will explore the consequences of that attack as well as the illusion of control.

USA also announced an additional two episodes this season, upping the count to 12. The premiere kicks off with two back-to-back episodes with limited commercial interruptions. A live after-show “Hacking Mr. Robot” immediately follows.

“Mr. Robot” airs at 10 p.m. Wednesday on USA Network.