A release date still hasn’t been set for “Mr. Robot” season 2 but fans have been assured that a lot of questions raised during the first season’s finale will finally be answered.
Guesting at the recent New York Comic Con, the show’s cast and crew – Rami Malek (Elliot), Carly Chaikin (Darlene), Portia Doubleday (Angela), Christian Slater (Mr. Robot), Martin Wallström (Tyrell Wellick), and show creator Sam Esmail – gave away some hints on what followers of the hi-tech series can expect in the upcoming season, reported i09 .
According to Esmail, “Mr. Robot” season 2 will “get really dark,” a development which has made the show’s release date a highly anticipated event.
He told Malek that the actor will have to channel some serious emotion into his role in order to “carry the season’s weight.”
The series’ creator also confirmed that Christian Slater will be making a comeback on the show, although it was finally revealed at the end of season 1 that “Mr. Robot” is only a figment of Elliot’s troubled mind and drug-fueled imagination.
Walstrom, on the other hand, said that he is looking forward to seeing more romance on the show, as he wants Elliot and Wellick to “make out.”
Malek, on the other hand, said that he wanted to further humanize his character by showing Elliot actually enjoying basic human necessities such as eating and changing his clothes.
The show’s lead actor also requested “for a Shayla flashback or two,” which will make viewers more excited with the release date of “Mr. Robot” season 2.
Despite the series’ complicated twists and turns, Malek noted that “Mr. Robot” has a “good story,” which focuses on characters, their relationships, and their complex histories.
In an earlier interview with the Hollywood Reporter , Esmail was asked how Elliot was going to cope with his demons in light of the explosive revelation that “Mr. Robot” is actually his alter-ego.
“It’s always been a hard question to answer, and it’s because it’s about this,” the show’s creator explained. “It’s about, how does a guy who really has associative-identity disorder, how does he combat that in a realistic way?”
“That’s something we’re going to explore for basically the rest of the run of the series, not just the next season,” he said, adding, “How all those things play out is still something that we’re going to figure out in the writers’ room.”
With Elliot’s realization that “Mr. Robot” is actually a part of him, Esmail said this awakening will help the series’ protagonist to better deal with his condition.
“So it actually takes more of like a Jekyll and Hyde trajectory because now the audience is in on it, as well as Elliot, and now we’re going to basically go into that realm,” he said, as “Mr. Robot” season 2 gears up for its release date in 2016.