The acclaimed drama will conclude in 2019.
August 29, 2018
It is being reported that Mr. Robot will be coming to an end after its already-announced fourth season. The news comes more than eight months since the drama was picked up for Season 4, along with word that fans will be waiting until 2019 for new episodes to return.
The cable drama will be ending a run that was never considered a ratings success, but one that garnered plenty of praise from both critics and its core fan base. Despite its small audience, USA Network stuck with series, likely valuing the fact that it picked up its share of awards, including a win for Best Drama at the 2016 Golden Globes.
Mr. Robot follows a young, anti-social programmer who works as a cyber-security engineer during the day but spends his nights as a vigilante hacker. He finds himself in a quandary when the anarchist leader of an underground hacker group recruits him to take down the powerful corporations that he believes are running, and ruining, the world.
While the series is coming to a close, fans can take solace in the fact that today's news comes well in advance of Season 4. The early notice will give its writers time to craft a suitable ending that will provide loyal fans with some much-deserved closure. USA Network has not been as kind to other serialized shows recently with the sudden axing of both Colony and Shooter this summer.
I loved the show for its technical accuracy and depiction of the world of hackers. The relationships between the characters was also interesting. But its plotline has slowly gone off the rails as the web of conspiracy continued to grow and veered off into fantasy and paranoia.
That said, with the pace the show has been on, even with full notice of the show's imminent end, I have little faith in Esmail to actually deliver on all the myriad things they've hinted at the past three seasons and most fans will walk away unfulfilled.
It was about being doped, so I can see how that would eventually be a drag to many. Likewise, shows that go on endlessly about drinking are banal.
Promoters of Mr Robot unleashed a internet program that worked like a virus and was unwanted by most that got infected.
From what I saw of Mr Robot, it was barely ok (fit for stopping) if not perverse and overrated.
They're all hilarious to me because the show has taken such pride and has received enoumous praise for it's realism and its willingness to break from cookie-cutter standards even at the expense of it's own commercial success.
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