USA Network’s hacker-centric series ‘Mr. Robot’ will come to a close after an extended Season 4 finishes its run. The series has grown past being just a cult-classic and while it was never a rating darling, it has driven a constant number of viewers to continue watching the show. The reason that it will be coming to an end has nothing to do with the ratings. A short four to five season show has always been what showrunner Sam Esmail had in mind for it. This isn’t the only bad news for fans of the series, though, as it will only go into production in the winter so that the 2019 premiere of Season 4 will mean that the show has been off the air for more than a year when it finally returns.
Instead of eight episodes, the show has been given 12 to round out the series and give it a proper conclusion. While they were initially thinking about expanding it into the fifth season and have the final two be shorter runs, they ended up on deciding to go out with a bang. According to Esmail:
“When I first created the world of Mr. Robot, I thought it would be a niche television series with a small, cult following. Over the past three years, it has become so much more, and I am continually humbled by the show’s recognition and by the amazing cast and crew that work tirelessly to help bring my vision to life. Since day one, I’ve been building toward one conclusion — and in breaking the next season of Mr. Robot, I have decided that conclusion is finally here. Everyone on the creative team, including the amazing people at USA and UCP, didn’t want to say goodbye, but we ultimately have too much respect for Elliot’s journey to extend past its inevitable ending. Therefore, season four will serve as the final chapter of the Mr. Robot story. To fans of the show: thank you for the past three years, and I can’t wait to share this exciting final season with you.”
Previously, Esmail has stated that “I’ve always said it’s four or five seasons, and I’ve said that because I think it’s somewhere in between” so the fact that the show is going to wrap up here isn’t a surprise. Many fans were probably hoping for more, but now we’ll be seeing it wind down.
With the series coming to a close, USA Network president Chris McCumber also shared:
“From the beginning, Mr. Robot proved to be a show unlike any other on television, capturing the zeitgeist of our modern times with a unique point of view and definitive vision. Working with Sam and the entire cast and crew has been nothing short of incredible — and we can’t wait to reveal the complete Mr. Robot story.”
McCumber wasn’t the only one to share his thoughts on the series as UCP co-presidents Dawn Olmstead and George Cheeks also chimed in:
“The story of Mr. Robot is completely original and exhilarating — striking a cultural chord at just the right time. As we begin production on the final chapter of this iconic series, we want to thank Sam for his unparalleled vision, the masterful crew and the passionate cast who breathe life into these rich characters. We’d also like to thank our partners at USA Network for embracing this revolutionary series.”
Fans have fallen in love with Rami Malek playing the central character, and we’re sure that they’ll be doing him justice as the series comes to an end.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter