Rami Malek Source

“Mr. Robot” has infiltrated the 2016 Emmys race following a critically-acclaimed freshman season,scoring six nominations following two major wins at this year’s Golden Globes, which crowned the USA series Best Drama and also rewarded Christian Slater as Best Supporting Actor.

The Emmys recognized star Rami Malek in the competitive Lead Actor in a Drama field, with TV Academy members also nominating the show in the Outstanding Drama category against heavy-hitters including “Game of Thrones” and “Homeland.” This marks the first Outstanding Drama series nomination for both USA Network and Universal Cable Productions, and Malek’s first Emmy nomination.

“I couldn’t be more honored to receive this nomination. To be included among of list of actors whose work I’ve admired for years is truly humbling,” Malek said of his nomination. “I’m so grateful for the brilliant Sam Esmail who brought Elliot to life and has allowed me to play a role one could only dream of. Thank you to the cast, crew, USA Network and Universal Cable Productions. And, of course, to the Academy.” [Source]

15.07.2016

If you live in New York and has a free evening, make sure to RSVP to attend a Q&A with Rami in Apple Store Soho next week.

Join actor Rami Malek for a moderated discussion and Q&A about Mr. Robot. The Golden Globe Award-winning TV series follows Elliot Alderson (Malek), a cyber-security engineer who joins an underground hacker society after being recruited by its mysterious leader. Season 2 premieres July 13 on USA Network. [Source]

05.07.2016

The NBCUniversal cable network has increased the acclaimed drama’s season-two order from 10 to 12 episodes and has greenlighted a live aftershow, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Mr. Robot will return with two back-to-back episodes, presented with limited commercial breaks, on Wednesday, July 13, at 10 p.m. ET/PT followed by a live, hourlong aftershow titled Hacking Robot. No host has been announced yet for the aftershow, which will be executive produced by Aliyah Silverstein and hails from Wilshire Studios. 

Series creator Sam Esmail will helm all 12 episodes of season two of Mr. Robot after making his TV directorial debut on the first season. 

The increased episode count is no surprise given the important role Mr. Robot has played in USA’s new direction. In recent years, the cabler has moved away from “blue skies” programming, like White Collar andPsych, and more toward edgier fare, like Mr. Robot as well as cartel drama Queen of the South, which premieres Thursday. [Source]

25.06.2016