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Posted Thursday 4/12/18 at 1:02PM EDT
Bourne prequel and Denis Leary crime thriller are among USA's four pilot orders
USA has also ordered two pilots based on novels: Briarpatch from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail and high school cheerleading drama Dare Me. The Bourne prequel Treadstone, from executive producer Tim Kring, will tell the story of the black ops program known as Treadstone. In Erase, Leary plays a former dirty cop who tries to redeem himself with his photographic memory, which is hampered by early-onset Alzheimer's Disease.
Posted Thursday 12/14/17 at 9:52AM EST
Mr. Robot creator: The plan is somewhere “between” four and five seasons
"Honestly, I've always said it's four or five seasons, and I've said that because I think it's somewhere in between,” Sam Esmail tells The Hollywood Reporter. “Whether that means the next two seasons are two short seasons, or it could technically still be two full ten-episode seasons, we're still kind of figuring that out. It's something the writers' room and I take very seriously. We never want to feel like we're treading water. Hopefully it fits into two more seasons, but we're trying to figure out that number.” ALSO: Esmail on Season 3: “What’s interesting about the third season is that it comes pretty close to being the end of act two."
Posted Wednesday 12/13/17 at 9:42AM EST
Mr. Robot renewed for Season 4
Following Mr. Robot's Season 3 finale, USA has announced that the hacker drama will be back for a fourth season. "Calm down everyone. #MrRobot season_4.0 writers' room is officially open for business," creator Sam Esmail wrote on Instagram this morning.
Posted Thursday 11/30/17 at 6:24PM EST
Bobby Cannavale will co-star with Julia Roberts on Amazon’s Homecoming
Cannavale will reunite with Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail. Cannavale has a recurring role on this season on the acclaimed USA series.
Posted Monday 11/13/17 at 7:34PM EST
Emmy Rossum is teaming with her Mr. Robot creator husband on a limited series based on L.A. icon Angelyne
Rossum will play the blonde bombshell who is famous for driving her pink Cadillac around Hollywood and appearing on billboards, while also making movie cameos. The series, from Sam Esmail, will be based on The Hollywood Reporter’s investigative story on Angelyne.
Posted Thursday 11/09/17 at 2:25PM EST
Why Mr. Robot wanted to employ a famous gimmick for last night's episode
"We realized, 'Wait a minute ... what if we just keep the whole episode in real time, and not only do we go through the realizations of Elliot, but we also go through what Angela has to do to counter all of Elliot's actions?'" says creator Sam Esmail. "That's the genesis of the whole episode, and why we felt it was an instance of the form matching what we wanted to say about the character and their journey — in this case not just Elliot, but also Angela."
Posted Wednesday 11/08/17 at 9:32PM EST
The Wire’s Isiah Whitlock Jr. had the best reaction to Twitter’s new 280-character limit
Whitlock tweeted a “Sheeeeeeeeeit!” that ran the entire length of a 280-character tweet. ALSO: Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail used his extra characters to urge viewers to watch tonight’s commercial-free episode AND slam Trump.
Posted Thursday 10/12/17 at 2:11PM EDT
Why Mr. Robot used footage of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign rallies
“It felt wrong not to include that really strong reaction and strong feeling into the show,” Sam Esmail says of the Season 3 premiere. ALSO: Mr. Robot is back on track as the show we deserve.
Posted Wednesday 10/11/17 at 5:14PM EDT
Mr. Robot Season 3 attempts to recapture the magic of Season 1
The acclaimed first season had a streamlined story, which was ditched for more labyrinthine plot in Season 2. “Season three finds both Elliot and Mr. Robot more focused in their efforts to get back to the way things used to be,” says Alan Sepinwall. He adds: “Based on the new season’s first four episodes, both character and creator have mixed success in their revised missions.”
- Rami Malek says Season 2 “mimics our world” and thus the show is “more accessible for the viewer”
- Season 3 looks very strong getting back to the show’s original intention
- Sam Esmail: “Because Mr. Robot started out as a feature in my head, I've very much structured the story like a three-act film”
- How Mr. Robot’s production designer creates a world that evokes chaos