HOLLYWOOD – The second season of USA Network’s Mr Robot has only just begun but already Sam Esmail has announced the theme of Season 3: Pokemon.
With Mr Robot dropping the Second Season earlier this week, expectations have been ramped up about how the show will continue to have its finger on the pulse of contemporary life. Rami Malek will return once more as Eliot but this time the Hacktivist drama will go in a totally different and more lighthearted direction.
Sam Esmail spoke EXCLUSIVELY to the Studio Exec about what fans can expect:
I’m always on the lookout for the next big thing. I want to make a drama that is as up to date as possible and so far I’ve managed. We have Obama and Brexit and the election in the Second Season, but we missed Pokemon Go and that is without doubt going to be the most significant thing.
Can you give us a hint of how you’ll work that into the plot?
Of course, no spoilers obviously but Eliot is onto the new game and he is playing it obsessively. We have twelve episodes of this and then in the final episode it’s revealed that there’s no such thing as Pokemon Go and all this time he was really hunting himself.