11:00am PT by Kate Stanhope
Bobby Cannavale Joins 'Mr. Robot' as Series Regular
Bobby Cannavale has lined up his next TV role.
The two-time Emmy winner has joined the cast of Mr. Robot as a series regular, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Cannavale will make his debut in the upcoming third season as Irving, a laconic, no-nonsense used-car salesman.
Additionally, BD Wong has been promoted to series regular for the third season. Wong has been recurring since the hacker drama's first season as Whiterose, the leader of the Dark Army, a Chinese-based organization.
The upcoming third season of the hacker drama will see the series move from summer to fall for the first time, with new episodes set to premiere in October. Once again, creator Sam Esmail will direct all 10 episodes of the season. Production begins in April in New York City.
Picking up immediately after the season-two finale, season three will explore the disintegration between Elliot (Rami Malek) and Mr. Robot (Christian Slater), according to the network. Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin, Martin Wallstrom, Grace Gummer, Michael Cristofer and Stephanie Corneliussen also star in the Universal Cable Productions drama.
“Sam Esmail is a true creative visionary who continues to deliver a series that boldly tackles timely issues and leans into the major headlines of the day,” said NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment's president of entertainment networks, Chris McCumber. “We’re eager to share the next phase of Elliot’s journey with fans this fall.”
Added NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment chief content officer Jeff Wachtel: "Season three of Mr. Robot will engage viewers in a whole new way, with Sam and team continuing to find ways to surprise, challenge and delight the audience. And adding Bobby Cannavale and BD Wong to our cast makes one of the tightest acting ensembles even stronger."
Cannavale's move comes after a starring role in HBO's pricey '70s-set drama Vinyl, which was canceled after one season. The actor won Emmys for his work in Boardwalk Empire and Will & Grace, and he is also known for his film roles in Ant-Man, Spy, Blue Jasmine and The Station Agent, among others. He is repped by WME, Framework Entertainment and Schreck Rose.
Wong, whose credits also include Law & Order: SVU, Gotham and Jurassic World, is repped by Paradigm and Viking Entertainment.
Mr. Robot's move to fall comes as USA Network prepares to launch another high-profile new drama this summer: The Sinner, an anthology crime thriller starring and executive produced by Jessica Biel.