While Hollywood continues to implement damage control measures, after one of its biggest studios succumbed to a massive, ongoing cyber attack, USA Network
has seen opportunity amidst the crisis. Coincidentally having a pilot on its slate called Mr. Robot
, the network has now picked it up for series – realizing the potential interest in a show set in the murky world of computer hacking. The network recently announced its intention to focus on drama, and Mr. Robot
is one of five drama pilots it ordered in 2014.
The show is built around Elliot – a young computer programmer whose anti-social disorder leads him to conclude that his only option for connecting with others is to ‘hack’ them. Quickly finding himself sought after by underworld oorganizations thanks to his position as an employee of a cybersecurity firm, he becomes embroiled in plans to decimate corporate America.
Elliot is played by Rami Malek
(Short Term 12