"MR. ROBOT" SEASON 3 NEWS
EMMY(R) WINNER BOBBY CANNAVALE JOINS CAST FOR NEW SERIES REGULAR ROLE
BD WONG PROMOTED TO SERIES REGULAR FOR THIRD SEASON
SEASON 3 TO PREMIERE IN OCTOBER 2017
NEW YORK - March 10, 2017 - USA Network and Universal Cable Productions today announced the award-winning drama MR. ROBOT has cast Bobby Cannavale ("Boardwalk Empire") as a series regular for Season 3. Cannavale will star as Irving, a laconic, no-nonsense used car salesman. Recurring guest star BD Wong has also been upped to series regular for his role as Whiterose, the leader of the Dark Army, a Chinese-based hacking organization.
Additionally, USA has set an October 2017 premiere date for the critically-acclaimed series' third season, with executive producer and writer Sam Esmail returning to direct all 10 episodes. Production will begin this April in New York City.
"Sam Esmail is a true creative visionary who continues to deliver a series that boldly tackles timely issues and leans into the major headlines of the day," said Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. "We're eager to share the next phase of Elliot's journey with fans this fall."
"Season 3 of MR. ROBOT will engage viewers in a whole new way, with Sam and team continuing to find ways to surprise, challenge and delight the audience. And adding Bobby Cannavale and BD Wong to our cast makes one of the tightest acting ensembles even stronger," said Jeff Wachtel, Chief Content Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.
New series regular Cannavale's career spans the TV, film and Broadway stages. His film credits include "Antman," "Spy," "Danny Collins," "Adult Beginners," "Annie," "Blue Jasmine," "Win Win," "The Station Agent," "Fast Food Nation" and "Romance and Cigarettes," with upcoming roles in "Going Places," "Jumanji" and "Boundaries." Cannavale's TV credits include "Vinyl," "Boardwalk Empire" (for which he received an Emmy Award and SAG(R) nomination), "Nurse Jackie" (for which he received 2 Emmy nominations), and his Emmy-winning role on "Will and Grace." On the stage, Cannavale has appeared in "The Big Knife," "Glengarry Glen Ross," his Tony(R) Award-nominated roles in "The Motherfucker with the Hat" and "Mauritius," as well as "Hurlyburly," "Fucking A" and "The Gingerbread House."
To date, 31MM people have viewed MR. ROBOT Season 2 across all platforms (16MM linear* and 15MM non-linear**). The series follows Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek), a cyber-security engineer who, along with Mr. Robot (Christian Slater) and fsociety, starts a revolution to change the world. Picking up immediately following the Season 2 cliffhanger, Season 3 will explore each character's motivations and the disintegration between Elliot and Mr. Robot.
The series stars Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe(R) nominee Malek, Golden Globe Award winner Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin, Martin Wallstr�m, Grace Gummer, Michael Cristofer, Bobby Cannavale, BD Wong and Stephanie Corneliussen.
From Universal Cable Productions, MR. ROBOT hails from writer and executive producer Esmail, as well as Anonymous Content executive producers Steve Golin and Chad Hamilton.
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. USA's award-winning website is located at http://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 Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning drama "Mr. Robot," "Colony," "Falling Water," "Playing House," "Shooter" and "Suits" on USA Network; "12 Monkeys," "Incorporated," "Killjoys," and "The Magicians" on Syfy; "Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce" and "Imposters" on Bravo; "The Arrangement" and "The Royals" on E!; "Difficult People" on Hulu; and "HarmonQuest" on Seeso. 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.
* Source: Nielsen National TV Toolbox; Linear = 7/13/16-9/21/16; Mr. Robot P2+ reach (6-minute qualifier); new episodes and repeats; Live+35 data
**Source: Rentrak, Omniture, and Xfinity Portal; Non-linear = 7/13/16-3/9/17