USA NETWORK'S & UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS' "MR. ROBOT" WINS PRESTIGIOUS PEABODY AWARD
-- Series Returns July 13 for Second Season --
NEW YORK - April 22, 2016 - USA Network's hit drama series MR. ROBOT from Universal Cable Productions was today named a winner of a George Foster Peabody Award in the 75thAnnual Peabody Awards competition. Praised for its culturally resonant storylines, MR. ROBOT was recognized as part of the entertainment group for its outstanding achievement in television. Additional Peabody Award recipients were announced this morning on TODAY and on the organization's official site, www.peabodyawards.com.
The Peabody Awards recognize distinguished achievement and meritorious service by broadcasters, cable and webcasters, producing organizations and individuals. Selections are made each spring by the Peabody Board, a 16-member panel of distinguished academics, television critics, industry practitioners and experts in culture and the arts. This year, a total of 30 winners were selected.
The 75th Annual Peabody Awards ceremony gala will be held on the evening of Saturday, May 21 at Cipriani Wall Street and will be hosted by Peabody Award recipient Keegan-Michael Key. The event will be taped for a television special to air on Pivot, June 6 at 8:00pm ET/PT.
MR. ROBOT follows Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek), a young cyber-security engineer who becomes involved in the underground hacker group fsociety, after being recruited by their mysterious leader (Christian Slater). Following the events of fsociety's 5/9 hack on multi-national company Evil Corp, the second season will explore the consequences of that attack as well as the illusion of control.
The series stars Golden Globe Award and SAG(R) Award Nominee Malek ("The Pacific"), Golden Globe Award Winner Slater ("Nymphomaniac"), Portia Doubleday ("Her"), Carly Chaikin ("Suburgatory"), Martin Wallstr�m ("Simple Simon"), Grace Gummer ("Extant"), Michael Cristofer ("Ray Donovan") and Stephanie Corneliussen ("Legends of Tomorrow"). The dramatic second season returns Thursday, July 13 at 10/9c.
MR. ROBOT is from writer and executive producer Sam Esmail ("Comet") and executive producers Anonymous Content's Steve Golin ("True Detective") and Chad Hamilton ("Breakup at a Wedding"). Universal Cable Productions serves as the studio.
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About USA Network
USA Network, the leader in cable entertainment, offers a powerful stable of dramatic, comedic and unscripted originals in more than 102 million U.S. homes. The network also features spectacular live television, a dynamic portfolio of acquired series and the best in blockbuster theatrical films and entertainment events. A trailblazer in digital innovation and storytelling, USA is defining, driving and setting the industry standard for Social TV. USA is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal. The award-winning website is located athttp://www.usanetwork.com. Watch USA Network anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs.
About Universal Cable Productions
Universal Cable Productions (UCP) creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across media platforms for domestic and international distribution. In the U.S., UCP's programming can be seen across various networks including the Golden Globe award-winning drama "Mr. Robot," "Colony," "Playing House," "Royal Pains" and "Suits" on USA Network; "The Magicians," "12 Monkeys," "Hunters" and "Killjoys" on Syfy; "Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce" on Bravo; "The Royals," on E!; and "Difficult People," on Hulu. UCP's content library includes critic and fan favorites such as the Emmy-award winning "Monk" as well as "Psych" and "Battlestar Galactica." Universal Cable Productions is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. Follow us @UCPisTV.