PLZ Explain Mr. Robot
USA Network’s huge breakout hit Mr. Robot is back for season 2, so we’re breaking down everything you need to know about hacker thriller!
Mr. Robot is an American drama–thriller television series created by Sam Esmail. It stars Rami Malek as Elliot Alderson, a cybersecurity engineer and hacker who suffers from social anxiety disorder and clinical depression. Alderson is recruited by an insurrectionary anarchist known as “Mr. Robot”, played by Christian Slater, to join a group of hacktivists. The group aims to cancel all debts by attacking the large corporation E Corp.
The pilot premiered on multiple online and video on demand services on May 27, 2015, and the series was renewed for a second season before the first season premiered on USA Network on June 24, 2015. The 12-episode second season premiered on July 13, 2016. Mr. Robot has received critical acclaim and has been nominated for multiple awards, including six Emmy nominations in 2016; in 2015 the series won the Golden Globe for Best Drama and was recognized with aPeabody Award.