The battle between Elliot and Mr. Robot has just begun.
Ahead of the Golden Globe-winning drama’s July return, USA Network has released a lengthy new season two trailer. The video not only features footage from the new season of Mr. Robot but also interviews with the team behind the show: creator and showrunner Sam Esmail, and stars Rami Malek and Christian Slater.
The normally tight-lipped Esmail reveals in the trailer that season two picks up 30 days after the attack on Evil Corp that turned the economy, and the world, upside down.
But while the battle between fsociety and the world – President Obama included – may be a big part of the new season, so is the growing battle between Elliot (Malek) and Mr. Robot (Slater), particularly now that Elliot is aware that Mr. Robot is not a real person but a manifestation of his dead father in the form of a hacker.
“It’s very different from last year,” Malek says. “What he’s trying to do, at all costs, is to remove him from his world.”
Adds Slater: “Season two will go to some pretty dark places. We delve into several of the nooks and crannies of Elliot’s psyche.”
Aside from these cryptic teases and select new footage from season two, Esmail says that, just like season one, viewers can expect the unexpected. “We kind of press the gas pedal down really hard,” he says. “We’re taking some risks.”
The new trailer can be seen in top movie theaters nationwide in National CineMedia’s FirstLook pre-show starting Friday.
Mr. Robot returns on Wednesday, July 13 at 10 p.m. on USA Network.