Mr. Robot will end with Season 4, creator Sam Esmail has confirmed.
The tech thriller stars Rami Malek as Elliot, a cyber-security engineer, and Christian Slater as Mr. Robot, a mysterious figure who start a revolution to change the world. Alongside Malek and Slater are co-stars Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin, Martin Wallström, Grace Gummer, Michael Cristofer, Bobby Cannavale, BD Wong, and Stephanie Corneliussen, in an increasingly complex web of those caught up and impacted by Mr. Robot’s underground hacker group fSociety.
In Season 2, Malek and Slater returned with the rest of the cast to chart the events of fsociety’s five/nine hack on the multi-national company Evil Corp. Season 3 delved into each character’s motivations, introduced us to Bobby Cannavale’s Irving, a laconic, no-nonsense used car salesman, and also gave us a hint that the events of all three seasons might still be able to be reversed.
Now, Esmail has confirmed to THR that the show will conclude with its upcoming fourth run, answering all the open-ended questions once and for all.
“When I first created the world of Mr. Robot, I thought it would be a niche television series with a small, cult following. Over the past three years, it has become so much more, and I am continually humbled by the show’s recognition and by the amazing cast and crew that work tirelessly to help bring my vision to life,” Esmail said in a statement.. “Since day one, I’ve been building toward one conclusion — and in breaking the next season of Mr. Robot, I have decided that conclusion is finally here. Everyone on the creative team, including the amazing people at USA and UCP, didn’t want to say goodbye, but we ultimately have too much respect for Elliot’s journey to extend past its inevitable ending. Therefore, season four will serve as the final chapter of the Mr. Robot story. To fans of the show: thank you for the past three years, and I can’t wait to share this exciting final season with you.”
The show has been a watershed programme for USA Network, its home in the US, which has positioned itself as a creator of edgy, dark TV shows such as The Sinner and Bourne spin-off Treadstone.
“From the beginning, Mr. Robot proved to be a show unlike any other on television, capturing the zeitgeist of our modern times with a unique point of view and definitive vision,” USA Network president Chris McCumber commented. “Working with Sam and the entire cast and crew has been nothing short of incredible — and we can’t wait to reveal the complete Mr. Robot story.”
Production will begin on Season 4’s expanded 12-episode order this winter, with a release set for 2019. Esmail, meanwhile, already has his next project lined up: he’s the creator of Amazon’s drama Homecoming, based on the podcast of the same name, which premieres this November. Indeed, writing on Mr. Robot’s fourth season was split in two to accommodate his work on the Julia Roberts series, which is also produced by Universal Cable Productions.
Seasons 1 to 3 of Mr. Robot are available on Amazon Prime Video. Catch up with our reviews here.