Mr. Robot, Rami Malek


Good news for those who love unexpected Alf cameos, black hoodies and a good mystery: Mr. Robot has been renewed for a third season by USA. Season three is slated for 2017.

"We couldn't be more proud of Mr. Robot, a series that has pushed boundaries, captured the cultural zeitgeist, and been honored as one of the best dramas on television," Chris McCumber, president of entertainment networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, said in a statement. "Midway through its second season, Mr. Robot continues to break new ground and open up new opportunities for the network. We can't wait to see where Sam Esmail and the entire brilliant Robot team take us next."

The hacker drama, now in its second season, has already taken home a Peabody Award and two Golden Globes. It's up for six Emmys at the 2016 ceremony, including Best Drama Series and a nod for Rami Malek in the lead actor category. Malek stars as Elliot Alderson, a hacker responsible for a devastating attack on E Corp that effectively crippled the economy.

"Being the home studio for this wonderful, completely original show is an exhilarating experience.  Sam and company just keep taking it to another level," Jeff Wachtel, chief content officer at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and president, Universal Cable Productions, said in a statement.  "We can't wait to get going on season 3… as soon as we finish season 2!"

The cast also includes Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin, Martin Wallström, Grace Gummer, Michael Cristofer and Stephanie Corneliussen.

Mr. Robot airs Wednesdays, 10 p.m. on USA.

(E! and USA are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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