Genre: Criminal Drama / Thriller.
Duration: 45 minutes.
Broadcast: USA Network.
Photography: Todd Campbell.
Production: Sam Esmail, Kyle Bradstreet, Christian Slater…
Script: Sam Esmail, Randolph Leon, Adam Penn…
Direction: Sam Esmail.
Cast: Rami Malek , Christian Slater, Carly Chaikin, Martin Wallström, Portia Doubleday, Michael Cristofer, Grace Gummer.
Elliot Anderson (Rami Malek) is an engineer who works in New York at the computer security company Allsafe.
Recruited by a mysterious anarchist named Mr. Robot (Christian Slater), Elliot joins a group of hackers called fsociety.
One of the objectives of this society of hackers (or computer watchers) is to cancel all the credit debts that are in the database of E Corp.
Series created by Sam Esmail (“Homecoming”).
It is set in the cyber world with the protagonism of hackers.
It has the uniqueness that its protagonist suffers from serious psychological problems of social phobia, introversion, depression, paranoia, anxiety …
Rami Malek and Christian Slater, its two protagonists, are also part of the production of the broadcast.
“Mr. Robot ”led to popularity Rami Malek, later chosen to play Freddie Mercury in the movie “ Bohemian Rhapsody ”(2018) .
Its author has cited influences from several films, including “El Club De La Lucha” (1999) by David Fincher and “A Clockwork Orange” (1971) by Stanley Kubrick , both based on books ( Chuck Palahniuk and Anthony Burgess ).
There are also influences from “V for Vendetta” (2005) .
In the soundtrack of the series songs by The Cure , Tangerine Dream, Neil Diamond, Dusty Springfield , Depeche Mode , Roxette …
Richard Greene has written the essay “Mr. Robot and Philosophy ”(2007), about the series.