A drama series that has been anointed by critics as one of the best shows on television was picked up for a third season. USA Network announced the pickup Tuesday for “Mr. Robot,” which is currently nominated for four Primetime Emmys — including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actor for Rami Malek.
The show won Best Television Series — Drama earlier this year at the Golden Globes, where Christian Slater also picked up a trophy for his supporting role.
Season two is currently airing on USA, with season three due to premiere in 2017. The hacker drama, from Universal Cable Productions, comes from writer and executive producer Sam Esmail (“Comet”), with Anonymous Content executive producers Steve Golin (“True Detective”) and Chad Hamilton (“Breakup at a Wedding”).
In announcing the renewal, Chris McCumber, president, Entertainment Networks, for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, said: “We couldn’t be more proud of ‘Mr. Robot,’ a series that has pushed boundaries, captured the cultural zeitgeist, and been honored as one of the best dramas on television. Midway through its second season, ‘Mr. Robot’ continues to break new ground and open up new opportunities for the network.”