USA’s hacker drama Mr. Robot will be ending with its upcoming fourth season. That series, which skates the thin line of being considered a sci fi entry, started up in 2015 and garnered plenty of praise from critics and several awards as well. Its ratings were moderate in its first season, but it stirred up plenty of buzz on the social networks. Its audience declined over the last two years, though, and apparently the network decided it was time for this one to wrap up. Series creator Sam Esmail had previously indicated that he envisioned a four to five year run for the series, so he will at least get the lower end of that goal along with the chance to resolve the show’s storylines. He made the following statement about the show wrapping up on Twitter:
Excited to show you guys the final chapter in Elliot’s journey. It’s going to be sad to say goodbye to Mr. Robot, but it’ll be sadder to say goodbye to all the fans. Thanks for hanging with us throughout the years and cannot wait to share the conclusion with all of you.
— Sam Esmail (@samesmail) August 29, 2018
The fourth season will run for twelve episodes and will debut at some point in 2019.
Mr. Robot follows the super-hacker Elliot Alderson who suffers from personal emotional issues that make it hard for him to relate to other people and who becomes involved with a cyber-vigilante group. It stars Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin, Portia Doubleday, Christian Slater.
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