A drama series that has been a critical darling and a fixture on the awards circuit will end its run after one more season. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that USA Network has the end game in place for “Mr. Robot.”
The high-tech series, which has aired three seasons since bowing in 2015, won two Primetime Emmys in 2016, including one for lead actor Rami Malek. The show also won Golden Globes that year for best drama series and best supporting actor, for Christian Slater.
“The previously announced fourth season of the Sam Esmail-created drama starring Rami Malek will be its last,” THR reports. “The network-defining series will begin production in the winter in New York for a premiere in 2019, meaning the drama will have been off the air for more than a year when the final season debuts.”
The good news for fans of the series is that season four, originally slated to consist of just eight episodes, has been expanded to 12 episodes.
The publication quotes a statement from Esmail in which he says: “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 [Universal Cable Productions], 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.”