No one expected Mr. Robot. No one expected a show from a fresh writer (Sam Esmail) about a group of dissatisfied millennial hackers who decide to use their talent to force a worldwide systemic change to be the critical darling it has become. In mid July the series garnered 6 Emmy Nominations (including noms for Best Drama, and Best Actor for series star Rami Malek), and just yesterday it was renewed for a third series.
We sat down at SDCC (San Diego Comic Con) with cast members Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Carly Chaikin, Portia Doubleday, and Grace Gummer to talk about the shows cultural impact, the strong female characters in the series, and just where we might see the story go as Season 2 progresses.