‘Mr. Robot’ Explores Post-Hack America in New Viral Season 2 Clips
Like the Fight Club that help inspired it, Mr. Robot likely had a tough time explaining its exact premise in Season 1 promotion, but increased visibility for Season 2 is taking fsociety nationwide. See for yourself in two new viral clips from Season 2, as both the news and Obama himself respond to the changing state of world affairs after mastermind (?) Tyrell Wellick’s attack.
The Mr. Robot Twitter account released a new clip teasing the fallout of Evil Corps’s titanic loss, blaming the absentee Tyrell Wellick for masterminding the “Five/Nine” hack that devastated the economy. The show’s website also contains a pretty authentic-seeming press conference with President Obama, who responds to the current state of world affairs post-hack:
Now set for a July 13 premiere, Season 2 additions include Aasif Mandvi, Craig Robinson, Grace Gummer as Dominique (Dom) DiPierro, a young FBI field agent investigating the Evil Corp Hack, Chris Conroy as Derek, the new man in Joanna’s life, and rapper Joey Bada$$ as Leon, a new close friend of Elliot’s. Fear The Walking Dead alum Sandrine Holt, Michael Maize, Dorothi Fox and Luke Robertson have also secured guest roles.
Additionally, both Michael Cristofer and Stephanie Corneliussen have joined the cast full time, the former in his role as Evil Corp CEO Phillip Price, and the latter as Tyrell Wellick’s increasingly-frightful spouse Joanna. Ben Rappaport and Tom Riis Farrell will also return as Ollie and Bill.
More details will likely emerge in the coming weeks, so watch the first trailer again above, and stay tuned for the latest on Mr. Robot Season 2.