The Emmy nomination for Outstanding Drama Series for “Mr. Robot” — which received a total of six nominations — marks a first for USA Network, and signals recognition for the cable net’s “departure into more cinematic, auteurish fare” with the series, writes Anthony D’Alessandro on Deadline.com.
D’Alessandro notes that show creator Sam Esmail “originally conceived ‘Mr. Robot’ as a movie, but turned it into a series. It promptly created a fan following with its Kubrickian suspense and ‘Fight Club’ storyline flipping. USA is supporting Esmail’s vision and let him direct all of the Season 2 episodes.”
The show, which won Best Drama Series at the Golden Globes earlier this year, also received Emmy nominations for Rami Malek for lead actor and Esmail for outstanding writing, among other nods.