Unlike most Hollywood attempts, the computer hacking scenes in the USA Network techno-thriller “Mr. Robot” are both cinematic and realistic-looking. But they aren’t so easy to shoot.
On the show’s set in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, in early July, a scene’s makeshift Wi-Fi antenna kept falling over, the screen of a prop cellphone wouldn’t stay lit and, in one fraught moment, a new laptop slid out of its box and crashed to the floor.
“I hope you bought the warranty,” the show’s star, Rami Malek, clad in the signature black sweatshirt of his character, Elliot Alderson, told a producer.
Mr. Malek swore, exasperated. “I thought I was supposed to be good at this tech stuff!” [More at Source]
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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]
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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]