The second season of Golden Globe awardee, "Mr. Robot," has a lot to offer to its fans as new cast members and story plot were revealed.
Aasif Mandvi, Indian-American actor, producer, and writer of "The Brink," is now joining USA Network's "Mr. Robot." He will portray the role of special agent Jesse, who is considered a bit of a "dog," notes Deadline.
Another new cast member is Craig Robinson, who will have the recurring role of Ray, the neighbor of Elliot (Rami Malek) who will consult the hacker's assistance. Also joining the show are Chris Conroy, who will play as Derek, a gorgeous young man who will be close to Joanna, and Joey Badass, who will appear as Elliot's close friend Leon.
With regard to the story plot, series creator Sam Esmail teased that the new season will be about the consequences of the crime that Elliot committed in the first season. Esmail mentioned this in the Q&A at the South by Southwest (SXSW) held in Austin, Texas earlier this month. Two other series regular, Christian Slater (Mr. Robot) and Malek, joined him in the panel.
In the second season, fans can expect more scenes with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), with Grace Gummer as FBI agent Dominique DiPierro. Esmail added that he is working closely with someone from the FBI Cyber Crime unit to make the show as accurate as possible.
During the panel discussion, Esmail described the second season to be "more like an extended feature film." They will shoot all scenes for a specific location before transferring to another one. Slater said, "I shot scenes from the seventh episode my first day. Never before have I had a read-through of the whole season. It was a 12-hour read-through. I've never seen anything like that."
Esmail gave another spoiler at the SXSW. He mentioned that season 2 will discuss the debate on encryption, as it is now popular with the case of Apple and the San Bernardino shooters. He believes the issue is very significant and people should really understand about this "rights to privacy." Esmail also clarified that the show will not take the side of the FBI nor the side of Apple, although he admits he stands with Apple.
USA Network has not announced the release date for this second season of "Mr. Robot."