“Mr. Robot” has been renewed for another season by USA.
The hit series created by Sam Esmail is currently in the middle of its second season, but an order for another installment has already been given, according to Deadline. The follow-up has been slated for a 2017 run, although a definite date has not been given.
While it has not been confirmed, there is a possibility that the third installment will not come as soon as fans would expect since Esmail had already mentioned that he would like to take a long break in between seasons.
“Personally, I think this is another weird, archaic judgment on television shows, where you have to bring them back at a certain schedule or you're going to lose your audience,” the producer, who also directed all episodes of the current season, told Entertainment Weekly. “I'm just going to say this: I think it's bull**t, especially at the cost of the quality of the show.”
Esmail is also not fond of the idea of stretching storylines just to prolong a series' life. The producer said that he does not intend to make his series run for longer than four or five seasons. He created the show originally as a feature film, so he already knows how the story flows and where it will end.
The producer also said that he does not want any outside force to end the show; he does not want the network to cancel it or let it die without good reason. Esmail maintained that he has a clear direction for the series, and he knows exactly how to tell the story of Elliot (Rami Malek), the vigilante hacker who wants to take down the biggest conglomerate in the world, E Corp.
“Mr. Robot” airs Wednesdays, 10 p.m. on USA Network.