Spotlight: NYCC 2015 - Mr. Robot Press Room + Exclusive Photos

Mr. RobotOn Friday, October 9th, the first press room at New York Comic Con I attended was for Mr. Robot and Colony on USA Network. Mr. Robot returns for season two in 2016. Following are videos with the cast and crew, as well as highlights from the interviews, and of course photographs. Information about the series can be found at the end.

USA Network Press Room
Mr. Robot

Creator and Executive producer Sam Esmail
Stars Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Martin Wallström, Carly Chaikin, Portia Doubleday

Sam Esmail and Martin Wallström

Sam Esmail and Martin Wallström      Highlights:

  *  On staying humble

  On the show being critical of
      the capitalist system

  *  Wallström on his character
      losing control and how it was
      playing that

  Esmail on the writers always
      trying to do the unexpected
      and subvert expectations
      (i.e. the villain not in

  Esmail on the deicision to delay airing the season finale

  Esmail on their stories being grounded and based on events they have researched

  Esmail on getting glimpses of the lost time between episodes nine and ten

  *  Esmail on season two being even darker than season one

Carly Chaikin and Portia Doubleday

Carly Chaikin and Portia Doubleday      Highlights:
  *  Chaikin on feeling more
      confident in season two, yet
      still being surprised

  Doubleday on learning things
      along with the character

  *  On the two characters’
      relationship with each other

  *  Chaikin on learning to trust
      herself and others on set

  *  Doubleday on collaborating with Esmail during filming

  *  Chaikin on looking forward to learning more about Darlene and Elliot before

  *  On fun on set

Christian Slater and Rami Malek

Christian Slater and Rami Malek      Highlights:

  *  On what the success of the
      series has been like for them

  *  On the fanbase and social

  *  Slater on Esmail's vision and
      the authenticity and
      uniqueness of the show

  Slater on filming his first
      scene with Malek and the
      challenges of learning the

  Malek on knowing about the deep plot twist and other things from the beginning

  On research into the culture and on playing hackers

  *  On paranoia

  On the idea of absorbing episodes rather than binge-watching them

  Slater on continuity in the series


From the Press Release:

MR. ROBOT follows Elliot (Rami Malek, “The Pacific”), a young programmer who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and as a vigilante hacker by night.  Elliot finds himself at a crossroads when the mysterious leader (Christian Slater, “Nymphomaniac”) of an underground hacker group recruits him to destroy the firm he is paid to protect.  Compelled by his personal beliefs, Elliot struggles to resist the chance to take down the multinational CEOs he believes are running (and ruining) the world.  The series also stars Portia Doubleday (“Her”), Carly Chaikin (“Suburgatory”) and Martin Wallström (“Simple Simon”). MR. ROBOT will return for season two in 2016.

AdmirorGallery 5.2.0, author/s Vasiljevski & Kekeljevic.

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