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USA drama 'Mr. Robot' casts Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin for pilot

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Portia Doubleday

Cyber-crime dramas seem to be all the rage this pilot season. The USA Network announced that they have cast Portia Doubleday and Carly Chaikin for the pilot of the hacker drama, Mr. Robot.

The drama will follow the travails of Elliot (Rami Malek), a young and socially inept programmer who feels he can only form connections to people by hacking them, in a digital sense. Elliot traverses a fine line between living his life working at a cyber-security firm and being recruited by underworld companies in order to tear down corporate America.

Doubleday, known for her recent turns in Carrie and Her, will play Angela, a close childhood friend of Elliot’s who works with him at the cyber-security firm. Chaikin, who more recently was a regular on Suburgatory, will play Marlene, a hacker who is especially skilled in creating malware that brings down entire networks.

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