Techno-thriller "Mr. Robot" Premieres on USA Network

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21 June 2015
Mr. Robot
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"Mr. Robot"
 Premieres Wednesday, June 24 at 10 PM ET/PT on USA Network

          This intense hacker drama, from creator Sam Esmail, recently won the SXSW Audience Award and is an official selection of the Tribeca Film Festival. The series stars Rami Malek (“The Pacific”) and Christian Slater (“The Adderall Diaries”). 

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Elliot (Rami Malek) is a young programmer in New York City who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and as a vigilante hacker by night. He's a loner and occasional drug user with a social phobia of being around most people. He believes in using his computing talents to help those he cares about, as well as to punish those he believes are bringing harm to others.

            At his day job at a cyber-security firm, Elliot thwarts a hack on their biggest client, but in the process discovers some secret lines of code meant for his eyes only. He chooses to leave the code in place, curious to see the meaning of it.

          On his way home on the subway, Elliot is approached by man with a "Mr. Robot" patch on his jacket. When the leader (Christian Slater) of an underground hacker group recruits him to destroy the firm he is paid to protect, he must make the decision of a lifetime. 

         Elliot must now choose -- he can either continue as a lone vigilante, or risk both his anonymity and potential freedom by joining this mysterious group. They seem to be as talented and driven as he is – but as Elliot soon learns, entry may come with a cost.

         MR. ROBOT also stars Portia Doubleday (“Her”), Carly Chaikin (“Suburgatory”) and Martin Wallström (“Simple Simon”).

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