Sunday, September 18 marks a special day on the TV calendar in that it’ll play host to the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards, and after nabbing a nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, you can readily expect Mr. Robot to be in attendance.
Fast approaching its season 2 finale, Sam Esmail – creator, director and showrunner behind USA Network’s hit techno thriller – spoke candidly to Variety ahead of the annual awards showcase, revealing that plans are in place for Mr. Robot to bow out after four, possibly five seasons.
Bearing in mind that the Rami Malek-fronted drama series was initially hatched as a feature film, it’s not all that surprising that Esmail has already envisioned how the show will bow out on USA Network. It has been renewed for a third season, mind you, meaning that as things stand, we could be looking at a series finale in either 2018 or, presuming Esmail and Co. want to go the full stretch, with a fifth and final season in 2019.
Here’s the latest from the horse’s mouth:
“Initially this was supposed to be a feature-length film and so I know where we’re going and the ending, so probably about four or five seasons.”
Looks like Elliot Alderson’s days on the airwaves is numbered – and really, that’s okay. Breaking Bad is one of the more recent examples of a series that arguably finished on a high note, and we’re hoping for a similar case of dramatic payoff with the final two seasons of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Mr. Robot, meanwhile, is booked in for its season 2 finale on Wednesday, September 21 at Wednesday at 9 pm ET. Will you be tuning in?