Mr. Robot heads exclusively to Amazon Prime
Staff Reporter | On 25, Sep 2015
Mr. Robot is heading exclusively to Amazon Prime.
The first episode of NBCUniversal’s show premiered in the US earlier this year at the South by Southwest Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award for Episodic Television and then later aired on the USA Network. Now, Season 1 is heading to Amazon’s subscription VOD service next month.
The deal will add the drama thriller, which stars Rami Malek and Christian Slater, to the site’s UK, Germany and Austria cataloges, boosting Prime Video’s growing library of exclusive US shows, including Vikings, Outlander, Under the Dome and Extant.
Malek plays Elliot, a young computer programmer who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and as a vigilante hacker by night. Elliot finds himself at a crossroads when the mysterious leader of an underground hacker group (played by Slater) recruits him to destroy the firm he is paid to protect. Compelled by his personal beliefs, Elliot struggles to resist the chance to take down the multinational CEOs he believes are running (and ruining) the world.
Mr. Robot also stars Portia Doubleday (Her), Carly Chaikin (Suburgatory) and Martin Wallström (Simple Simon). Sam Esmail (Comet) is creator, writer and executive producer. Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin (True Detective) and Chad Hamilton (Breakup at a Wedding) also serve as executive producers.
“We’re delighted to bring MR. ROBOT exclusively to Amazon Prime members in the UK. This is hands down one of the best and freshest shows on TV and has had critics and audiences raving around the world,” says Jason Ropell, Amazon Video Head of International Content.
“Since Mr. Robot’s premiere earlier this year, it has received overwhelming critical acclaim thanks to its compelling writing, superb acting and culturally relevant storylines. Amazon Prime is the perfect home for this tech thriller and we’re proud to partner with them to bring the series to their audiences in the UK, Germany and Austria,” adds Belinda Menendez, President, NBCUniversal International Distribution & Universal Networks International.
All 10 episodes of the series will be available to stream from Friday 16th October.