‘Mr. Robot’ is officially coming to a close with the upcoming fourth season that will get into production later this year for a 2019 debut on USA Network…
This is no hack — ‘Mr. Robot’ is coming to an end.
On Wednesday it was announced that the upcoming fourth season of ‘Mr. Robot’ would serve as the last of the series with production on the show expected to start later this year with a 2019 debut date on the USA Network.
‘Mr. Robot’ creator Sam Esmail has long stated that he always had a vision for the show and he wouldn’t extend it further just for the sake of ratings or commercial appeal.
Originally, ‘Mr. Robot’ season 4 was supposed to be eight episodes but now it appears that will be extended to 12 to allow Esmail to wrap up the series as intended from the beginning. According to the Hollywood Reporter, there was talk about extending ‘Mr. Robot’ for seasons 4 and 5 but ultimately the story dictated that the show would wrap up with the next season.
“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,” Esmail said. “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.”
‘Mr. Robot’ was a breakout hit for the USA Network when it first debuted with critics and audiences alike falling in love with the series that starred Rami Malek and Christian Slater in the main two roles. Malek ended up winning an Emmy award for best actor for his portrayal of Elliot Alderson while Slater would take home a Golden Globe for his performance as Mr. Robot.
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
Esmail has said since the news was revealed on Wednesday that it was his choice to end the show now as USA was reportedly on board to do a lot more ‘Mr. Robot’ but he felt like the story was reaching its conclusion.
Not at all. In fact, USA wanted to keep it going. They've been unbelievably supportive from the beginning. https://t.co/We99z45pnf
— Sam Esmail (@samesmail) August 30, 2018
Now ‘Mr. Robot’ will come to an end with 12 final episodes that will air on the USA Network in 2019.