Mr. Robot seemed to come out of nowhere in 2015, quickly gathering momentum and becoming one of the best new shows on television.
Elliot Alderson, wonderfully played by Rami Malek, experienced major developments at the end of season 1, but it sounds like the tough times are only just beginning.
Grace Gummer, known for her roles in American Horror Story and Extant, has joined the cast of Mr. Robot‘s second season. EW broke the news, reporting that Gummer has been cast as Dominique (Dom) DiPierro, “a young FBI field agent investigating the Evil Corp Hack. She uses her instinctive skills to try and track down the fsociety members and find answers.” Gummer, by the way, is one of Meryl Streep’s daughters.
Season 1 saw fsociety making moves to create anarchy, and it looks like they’ve now earned themselves the attention of the FBI. DiPierro’s “instinctive skills” will likely put her on a collision course with Elliot, who as well all know is far from a stable individual.
Showrunner Sam Esmail, set to direct all ten episodes of season 2, spoke to journalists at the recent Television Critics Association’s press tour and hinted at what we’re to expect in the second chapter.
Season 1 spoilers ahead.
While many viewers had figured it out prior to the reveal, we learned towards the end of season 1 that Christian Slater’s Mr. Robot was in fact a figment of Elliot’s imagination. The second season, Esmail said, will explore the repercussion of Elliot’s discovery.
As per THR:
“I will say that in season two, there will be a lot more backstory that will be shown,” Esmail said. “Yes, the timeline is going to get a little bit clearer. Not 100 percent because what’s the fun in that, but a little bit clearer.
“For me, the headline for season two is how do these two guys reconcile? How does Elliot reconcile the fact that he’s seeing this fantasy? That’s the struggle that’s going to kind of takeover in season two.
“That’s a tough pill to swallow and we’re really going to go into the mind of a person who has just become aware of that and what is the next step of that? How does he reconcile that?”
Mr. Robot‘s first season earned two Golden Globes: Best Television Series – Drama and a Best Supporting Actor nod for Slater.