'Mr. Robot' Season 2 Trailer Unveiled: "Control Is an Illusion"

MR. ROBOT -Episode 109 -Rami Malek and Christian Slater -H 2016
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NBCUniversal presented its massive, multi-network upfront presentation Monday to Madison Avenue ad buyers, and a big part of its two-hour show was, naturally, USA Network's Mr. Robot.

In anticipation of the buzzy Golden Globe winner's second season, which debuts this July, stars Rami Malek and Christian Slater took the stage to unveil the first official trailer for the new season.

The trailer showed Elliot (Malek) in the wake of fsociety's hack as America — including a cameo from a very concerned President Obama — struggles to deal with the ramifications of the hack as bankruptcy and other detrimental effects pop up.

"This is what revolution looks like," the text of the trailer reads. "Control is an illusion."

Although they were successful in their hack, fsociety will face more obstacles in season two. "They need to know we haven't given up," Darlene (Carly Chaiken) says. "That we meant what we said about changing the world."

However, the most worrisome image in the clip is Mr. Robot himself (Slater) as he puts a gun to Elliot's head. "Our revolution needs a leader," he tells Elliot.

Watch the trailer for season 2.0, ahead of its July 13 debut:

On Monday, USA Network also debuted trailers for two of its new dramas. Shooter, based on the Mark Wahlberg movie of the same name and exec produced by the actor, stars Ryan Phillippe as a decorated ex-Marine sniper who is coaxed back into action after he learns about a plot to kill the president.  

Watch the trailer for Shooter here, ahead of its summer launch:

This fall, USA Network will roll out Falling Water, from The Walking Dead executive producer Gale Anne Hurd and late Homeland writer Henry Bromell. Described as a thriller about intersecting reality and unconscious thoughts, the series focuses on three unrelated people who slowly realize that they are dreaming separate parts of a single common dream. Each of them is on a mysterious and highly personal quest, the trio soon come to realize that the visions found in their common dream just might hold the key to the fate of the world.


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