“Mr. Robot” will come to an end on USA Network after its fourths season
The fourth season of the award-winning drama is set to premiere in 2019.
Season four, announced in December, was originally set to feature another cycle of eight episodes but sources say that order has now been expanded to 12..
The series stars Rami Malek and Christian Slater. It follows Elliot Alderson (Malek), a cyber-security engineer who became involved in the underground hacker group fsociety after being recruited by their mysterious leader Mr. Robot (Slater), whom he later discovered to be the projection of his dead father. Following the events of fsociety’s five/nine hack on the multi-national corporation E Corp, the series explores the consequences of the attack, the motivations of those involved and the disintegration between Elliot and Mr. Robot.
When I first created the world of Mr. Robot, I thought it would be a niche television series with a small, cult following. Over the past three years, it has become so much more, and I am continually humbled by the show’s recognition and by the amazing cast and crew that work tirelessly to help bring my vision to life,” Esmail said Wednesday in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.
“Since day one, I’ve been building toward one conclusion — and in breaking the next season of Mr. Robot, I have decided that conclusion is finally here. Everyone on the creative team, including the amazing people at USA and UCP, didn’t want to say goodbye, but we ultimately have too much respect for Elliot’s journey to extend past its inevitable ending. Therefore, season four will serve as the final chapter of the Mr. Robot story. To fans of the show: thank you for the past three years, and I can’t wait to share this exciting final season with you.”
Though it never enjoyed big numbers in the ratings department, the show received critical acclaim and won an array of awards, including an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor for Rami and Outstanding Music Composition For A Series.
Rami has not only won the Emmy, but he has been nominated for a slew of awards for his portrayal of the hacker Elliot.