USA has announced that the third season of acclaimed drama Mr. Robot will be delayed until October, with production set to begin next month. The previous two seasons of Mr. Robot aired during the summer.
“Sam is a true creative visionary who continues to deliver a series that boldly tackles timely issues and leans into the major headlines of the day,” said Chris McCumber, President of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, in a statement. “We’re eager to share the next phase of Elliot’s journey with fans this fall.”
However, the news isn’t all bad for Mr. Robot, as Emmy winner Bobby Cannavale is set to join the cast as Irving, a no-nonsense used car salesman, and BD Wong has become a series regular after recurring during the show’s first two seasons. It’s as yet unclear how Cannavale’s character will play into Eliot’s (Rami Malek) journey, though Wong’s White Rose played a prominent role in season two.
This past fall, USA’s fall drama slate consisted of Shooter, Eyewitness, and Falling Water. With Eyewitness recently cancelled and Falling Water currently in limbo after a low-rated, low-buzz first season, USA not only had the space for the Mr. Robot move, it welcomed having a buzzy drama to go head to head with broadcast TV during the busiest time of the year.
Mr. Robot is part of a USA drama slate that includes Queen of the South, Colony, Suits, Shooter, and upcoming The Sinner, with the last effectively taking Mr. Robot’s place on the summer schedule.