‘Mr. Robot’ Creator Sam Esmail to Direct all 10 Season 2 Episodes
USA hacker drama Mr. Robot made a tremendous impression throughout its inaugural season, one the Golden Globes clearly shared this morning, and Season 2 may yet prove even more focused. The series’ unique visual style will be in full swing, as creator Sam Esmail has opted to direct the entire ten-episode season himself, a significant increase over last year.
Per Variety, the writers’ room has already begun working on Season 2 in Los Angeles, despite the inevitable move to New York for physical production. Esmail directed only three of the first year’s installments, spreading Mr. Robot’s distinct visual style between six other directors.
This morning saw the series nominated for three top-tier Golden Globe awards, including series leads Rami Malek and Christian Slater, as well as the overall drama nomination. Prior to that, Malek earned a Screen Actors Guild nomination as well.
For those unaware, Mr. Robot centers around Elliot Alderson (Malek), a young cybersecurity engineer struggling with social anxiety and clinical depression, who moonlights as a cyber-vigilante hacker. He is recruited by a mysterious anarchist known as “Mr. Robot” (Slater), and joins his “fsociety” group in order to wipe out sinister international conglomerate E[vil] Corp. Already renewed for Season 2, the series also stars Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin, Martin Wallström and House of Cards alum Michel Gill.
Season 2 may end up with a slightly later 2016 premiere date than this past summer’s late June bow, but will Mr. Robot prove even more distinct with Esmail behind all 10 episodes? Will the writing suffer, or just his sleep cycle?