“Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail has “leaked” the script for Season 3.
The writer-director took to Twitter to show a photo of a page from the supposed script of his critically-acclaimed USA Network show. In the script, the show’s lead character, Elliot (Rami Malek), talks to his psychiatrist Krista (Gloria Rubin). Krista asks Elliot what disappoints him most when it comes to society. Elliot replies: “Oh, that’s easy. Donald Trump was just elected president of the United States.”
Esmail has been vocal about his support for Hillary Clinton and has shared his dismay over the result of the elections. While Trump was leading the polls, Esmail took to Twitter to react. Borrowing a line from Malek’s character, Esmail said: “Please tell me you’re seeing this, too.” When it was announced that Trump won over Clinton, Esmail, who is known for creating twists on his show, said: “I take it all back, twist endings are terrible.”
It is still unconfirmed whether Season 3 will really feature Trump’s win, especially since Esmail has said many times over that he already has an end in mind for the show, which he plans to wrap up after three or four seasons. What Esmail did confirm in previous interviews, however, is the upcoming reveal of Angela’s (Portia Doubleday) motivations.
“Has she really flipped?” Esmail told Entertainment Weekly. “Or is she now playing some other motivation? … I know that people sometimes get frustrated that we leave Angela’s motivations in the dark, but I think that’s what adds intrigue to her.”
Esmail also said that fans will learn what’s in store for Mobley (Azhar Khan) and Trenton (Sunita Mani) after it was revealed in the scene after the Season 2 finale’s end credits that Leon (Joey Bada$$) has found where they are hiding.
“Mr. Robot” Season 3 has not been given a premiere date, but it will air sometime next year.