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Troubling Leonard Cohen Trailer: Mr. Robot: Season 3!

Mr. Robot: Season 3 – Irving (Bobby Cannavale) – Photo courtesy of USA Network.

USA Network has released a troubling trailer for Mr. Robot – it’s a kaleidoscope of brief scenes from season three as Leonard Cohen recitess the lyrics from his song, Democracy.

A new photo from season three introduces us to a non-nonsense used car salesman named Irving – whom I suspect is anything but a used car dealer…

Mr. Robot returns Wednesday, Oct. 11th (10/9C).

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Is This All It Takes Teaser: Mr. Robot Season 2.0

MR. ROBOT -- "hellofriend.mov" Episode 101 -- Pictured: Rami Malek as Elliot -- (Photo by: Sarah Shatz/USA Network)
MR. ROBOT – (Photo by: Sarah Shatz/USA Network)

Mr. Robot, with its completely unreliable narrator and conspiracy to take down Evil corp., was one of the best and strangest shows on TV last year.

The new trailer for Mr Robot Season 2.0 reminds us that season one was only the beginning – and that things can get much stranger from here. Check it out after the jump. Mr. Robot returns July 13th.

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We The Bold Trailer: Mr. Robot: Season 2!

MR. ROBOT -- "hellofriend.mov" Episode 101 -- Pictured: Rami Malek as Elliot -- (Photo by: Sarah Shatz/USA Network)
MR. ROBOT – Pictured: Rami Malek as Elliot (Photo by: Sarah Shatz/USA Network)

When last we saw Elliot, he had just precipitated a global financial attack – or had he? Given his precarious mental state, can we say anything definitive about anything that happened in season one of Mr. Robot?

A new trailer for season two of USA Network’s most unexpected hit series suggests that no matter what we think happened last season, we might be wrong – or, things could be even worse. Check it out after the break.

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Mr. Robot: Hello, Friend!

MR. ROBOT -- "hellofriend.mov" Episode 101 -- Pictured: Rami Malek as Elliot -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/USA Network)
MR. ROBOT — “hellofriend.mov” Episode 101 — Pictured: Rami Malek as Elliot — (Photo by: Peter Kramer/USA Network)

USA Network’s Mr. Robot (Wednesdays, 10/9C) is, to quote the network’s blurb, ‘a techno thriller that follows Elliot, a young programmer, who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and as a vigilante hacker by night.  Elliot finds himself at a crossroad when the mysterious leader of an underground hacker group recruits him to destroy the firm he is paid to protect.  Compelled by his personal beliefs, Elliot struggles to resist the chance to take down the multinational CEOs he believes are running (and ruining) the world.’

As all blurbs are, this one is a simplification – for one thing, Elliot is substantially more than merely a cyber-security tech/vigilante. He is both a troubled soul – possibly at the highly functional end of the autism spectrum – who is almost clinically aware of his flaws. As such, he is one of the most relateable protagonists on TV right now.

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USA Network’s Mr. Robot Wins SXSW Audience Award!

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USA Network’s Mr. Robot is off to a great start. The show’s pilot won the Audience Award for Best Episodic at SXSW.

The show – about a young programming genius is recruited by an underground hacker group – stars Christian Slater as the titular Mr. Robot, head of the hacker group, and Rami Malek as Elliott, the recruited programming wizard.

The series goes into production on April 13th and will premiere in June.

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