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Mr. Robot extends season 2, boosts premiere

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USA is amping up Mr. Robot‘s second season.

As announced Thursday, the network has expanded its order for the series, bumping the award-winning drama’s upcoming season from 10 episodes to 12. The show will also get a longer premiere, including two back-to-back episodes plus a live after show, Hacking Robot, that’s billed as a behind-the-scenes look.

Mr. Robot stars Rami Malek as Elliot Alderson, a cyber-security engineer sucked into underground hacking group fsociety by its enigmatic leader (Christian Slater). Season 2 will pick up one month after the organization’s 5/9 hack on the international Evil Corp., exploring the aftermath of the attack and the illusion of control.

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As previously announced, series creator Sam Esmail will direct all episodes. Mr. Robot returns July 13 at 10 p.m. ET on USA.

 

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