6:00am PT by Kate Stanhope
USA Unveils Daring New Promo for Hacker Drama 'Mr. Robot' (Exclusive Video)
Fresh off the series’ triumphant showing at the SXSW Film Festival, The Hollywood Reporter has the exclusive first look at the on-air promo for USA’s new hacker drama, Mr. Robot.
The thriller, which won the coveted Audience Award, centers on a young programmer named Elliot (Rami Malek) who suffers from an anti-social disorder and can only connect to people by hacking them. He is recruited to join an underground hacker organization determined to bring down corporate America by a mysterious anarchist named Mr. Robot (Christian Slater). Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin and Martin Wallstrom also star.
Elliot makes no secret of his disillusionment with society in the video. Says Elliot: “The world itself is just one big hoax.”
Sam Esmail (Comet) wrote the script and will executive produce alongside Anonymous Content's Steve Golin (True Detective), Chad Hamilton (Breakup at a Wedding) and Niels Arden Oplev (Under the Dome). Mr. Robot, which hails from Universal Cable Productions, was fast-tracked through development season. The series is one of two new shows premiering on USA this summer, the other being Complications, from Burn Notice creator Matt Nix.
Check out the promo below.