USA Network will launch an after show series for the upcoming season of Mr. Robot, network executives said Wednesday.
The drama series starring Rami Malek will also increase its second season episode output to12 from its original order of 10, said the network. The series' sophomore season debuts July 13.
The live, one-hour after show, Hacking Robot, will also debut July 13 immediately following the series’ two-episode season premiere, said the network.
“The first season of Mr. Robot was everything we hoped for – and then some,” said Chris McCumber, President Entertainment Networks, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment in a statement. “So it’s no surprise that Sam and team have raised the bar even more in season two. From the first moments of the new season, it’ll be clear that audiences are in for something incredibly special and wholly unexpected.”
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