Mr. Robot Season 3 renewal is coming, USA president Chris McCumber has hinted.
Speaking to THR, McCumber said he isn’t worried about the show’s lackluster linear ratings, noting that the network will ‘continue building’ the series moving forward:
“It has done amazing things for USA Network across the board and for our studio as well. The way we look at every original series now is how do you build a franchise out of that original series and do that across the network and with the studio. Those young and rich audiences ain’t watching live TV the way that they used to; they’re watching it on every other platform. Every piece of research we have — VOD ratings, all of last year — you can see that far and beyond of any show that’s on USA Network is an ultra-time shifted show. When I look at Robot, I look at a big picture: we built and are continuing to build a franchise that’s profitable, that’s prestigious, that audiences love and we know they’re really dedicated to. We keep building from there. The linear rating is one very small sliver, especially in this case.”
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the survival status of Mr. Robot…