Premiering back in 2015, USA Network's acclaimed hacker drama, 'Mr. Robot' has been on air for three seasons now, treating fans to the dark and mysterious world of cybersecurity and the fallouts of hacking. Having garnered rave reviews from fans and critics over the years, the award-winning series not only put the network in the limelight but also catapulted lead star Rami Malek to Queen-sized stardom.
However, the Sam Esmail-created network-defining thriller is said to be closing towards an end soon, with The Hollywood Reporter confirming that season 4 is going to be the last season of the series. Set to premiere in 2019, the fourth and final chapter of 'Mr. Robot' will be an extended one, including 12 episodes instead of a previously announced 8-episode season.
Production on the upcoming season would begin sometime around winter in New York with new episodes releasing only next year, which means it would be almost a year-long hiatus before the Malek-led series is back in action. The news shouldn't come as much of a surprise to fans, as hints have been long-dropped with 'Mr. Robot' actor Christian Slater himself indicating about season 4 being the last for the series.
Excited to show you guys the final chapter in Elliot's journey. It's going to be sad to say goodbye to Mr. Robot, but it'll be sadder to say goodbye to all the fans. Thanks for hanging with us throughout the years and cannot wait to share the conclusion with all of you.— Sam Esmail (@samesmail) August 29, 2018
Asides from Slater, series creator Esmail has also been of the same opinion as far as the season count for the hacker drama is concerned. In fact, he had earlier suggested that his acclaimed series was always meant to range between 4 -5 seasons because "we never want to feel like we're treading water."
Confirming the conclusion to the beloved TV show, however, Esmail said in a statement: "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," he added, as per THR.