Creator Sam Esmail and his cyber hacker drams “Mr. Robot,” which exploded out of the gate with a highly acclaimed first season on USA Network and then never really reached those heights again, could be coming to an end.
The show’s leading stars Christian Slater and Rami Malek have both suggested in the past week that the upcoming fourth season of the series will be the last. Slater told Collider last week:
“[Creator Sam Esmail] always said it was going to be somewhere in that zone, and he didn’t want to go further than what he could creatively contribute to that storyline. So, I think that season four will be it. I think they’re in the writers’ room, as we speak, putting it all together, but I have no idea what it’s gonna be, or if I’m gonna be floating in and out of scenes. I have no idea, so we’ll see what happens.”
Malek today added to the outlet that he’s hearing “rumors, back and forth, to be quite honest” regarding the show’s future and agrees the show doesn’t have much longer to live:
“He’s always said maybe four or five, and that is still pending in his head. I’ll tell you that I’m sure the studio would love to see it go for as long as it could, but he’s restrained. He’s got a story to tell, so I’m all for whatever he wants to do. He’s a very brilliant human being.”
The series scored six Emmy nods in 2015 with Malek winning for Lead Actor in a Drama Series – the first non-white actor to do so.