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Mr. Robot Has Landed a Second Season Before It Even Premieres

Talk about an early renewal!

Shelli Weinstein

USA's new drama series Mr. Robot has earned a second season before the show's official series premiere, the network announced Wednesday.

The second season will include a minimum of 10 episodes, set to air in 2016. "We know from the moment we read Sam Esmail's provocative script, and witnessed the brilliant performances of Rami Malek and Christian Slater, that Mr. Robot is a stand-out series that is unlike anything currently on television," said Chris McCumber, USA Network president in a statement. "The overwhelmingly positive fan reactions to the pilot and the broad sampling of it, reaffirms our confidence in the series, and we're excited to see where this timely drama will take us for season two."

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Mr. Robot tells the story of Elliot (Malek), a young programmer working as a cyber-security engineer by day and as a vigilante hacker by night. He finds himself at a crossroads when the mysterious leader of an underground hacking group (Slater) recruits him to destroy the firm he is paid to protect.

USA made the show's pilot available online almost a month ago, and the network says it has been sampled by nearly 3 million. The series debuts Wednesday at 10/9c on USA. Will you give the show a shot?

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