We’re less than a month away from the return of one of 2015’s hottest shows, Mr. Robot, so it’s no surprise that more and more teasers and trailers have been dropped as of late to help raise the excitement level for the show’s second season. Mr. Robot is a known commodity now – even winning a Golden Globe for Best TV Drama this year for its first season – so the pressure is on for not only series creator Sam Esmail, but co-stars Rami Malek (Elliot) and Christian Slater (Mr. Robot), too, as season 2 will focus more on Elliot’s past and the fallout from the Five/Nine hack.
As the premiere for the season draws closer and closer, it should be expected that the stars from the program would start to venture back into the public eye. Well, Malek and Slater did just that this week and spoke a lot about what fans and critics should expect out of the show’s second season.
In an interview with Collider, Malek and Slater were asked about how they’d describe season 2. Slater, rather than talk about what it is, described what it is not - a “multi-tasking show.” Malek, however, gave a more direct answer:
“I would say it’s multi-dimensional and extremely layered. I think the best thing to say is that it is in your face. Nothing we do is salacious or provocative or shocking for the sake of that. Everything that is a surprise or a moment is just an evolution of who these characters are and where the story is going.”
Although, Mr. Robot has been promising change in season 2, Malek and Slater’s answers to the original question indicate that although the show’s focus may alter in its sophomore outing, it will operate in the same way it did in the first season. Malek and Slater’s answers also indicate a thorough understanding of the show’s process and that the series' surprising, intense model is very effective.
It’s clear from the interview that Malek and Slater danced around giving away any specifics, but the co-stars certainly believe in Esmail’s vision for the show going forward. With a series that thrives off shocking twists and turns, it is no surprise they didn’t give very many definitive answers in the interview.
Still, it would be nice to try and get more insight as to what’s next for fsociety, but then again, that would remove one of the most crucial elements on the show – the element of surprise.
Mr. Robot returns July 13, 2016 on USA Network.