New USA Network hacker drama Mr Robot, which premiered on 24 June, is already a hit among fans and the show has been renewed for season 2.
The series follows a young programmer named Elliot (Rami Malek) who spends his days as a cyber-security engineer and his nights as a vigilante hacker. Christian Slater also stars as a mysterious leader of the cyber-underground community that recruits Elliot.
USA Network president Chris McCumber told Variety, "We knew from the moment we read Sam Esmail's provocative script, and witnessed the brilliant performances of Rami Malek and Christian Slater, that 'Mr. Robot' is a stand-out series that is unlike anything currently on television."
"The overwhelmingly positive fan reactions to the pilot and the broad sampling of it reaffirms our confidence in the series, and we're excited to see where this timely drama will take us for season two," McCumber added.
Here are a few fan reactions on Twitter about the premiere episode of Mr Robot.
Okay fine I just watched it too.. #MrRobot seems really promising indeed. It's somewhat refreshing. Let's just see where it goes from here
— Alex James Satria (@AlexJSatria) June 25, 2015
— marian johnson (@Marbear1987) June 25, 2015
#MrRobot is interesting.
— gogman (@gogman) June 25, 2015
Mr Robot airs on Wednesdays at 10pm on USA Network. The second season will include a minimum of 10 episodes and will air in 2016.