Mr. Robot creator/showrunner Sam Esmail will direct all 10 episodes of the hacker drama’s second season, Variety reports:
The kudos recognition for “Mr. Robot” is flowing in just as creator and showrunner Sam Esmail and his team are getting down to work on season two of the moody USA Network drama.
The “Mr. Robot” writers room is up and running in Los Angeles although the show will again be shot in New York. In a shift from season one, Esmail is expected to direct all 10 episodes of the sophomore season — a reflection of his auteur approach that made the show distinctive.
“We are really happy that people are seeing the same things that we see in a show that we love so much. The competition is so intense — there’s so many great shows deserving of recognition and of people’s time. It’s very hard to break through.”
Meanwhile, series lead Rami Malek has cleared his schedule so he can focus 100% on the upcoming second season, per Vulture:
“I will say this, it doesn’t get any easier for any one of the characters on the show — especially myself. After [Sam] pitched me this season, I called my agents and said, I don’t really feel inclined to do anything between now and then. Because it’s going to require a lot of energy. I want to get it right. I want the show to continue being as accurate and authentic as it has been this past year. And the only way to do that is to give it a hundred percent of my attention, which is about to happen. Is happening.”
Such focus no doubt bodes well for Mr. Robot‘s Season 3 renewal chances…