It’s unlikely to see the words ‘disappointing’ and ‘Mr. Robot‘ in anything I write, but alas the newest teaser is just that. Leaving out any details or new footage, this is more of a reminder that the USA network is working on season 2 of their surprise hit show instead of a Season 2 reveal.
Let’s just play it safe and say there may be spoilers below for those that haven’t seen the first season.
As you can see, the teaser… actually let’s just stop calling it that since this teases nothing. As you can see by the video the USA Network posted on Facebook, Season 2 of Mr. Robot picks up right where Season 1 left off, with Rami Malek’s character, Elliot riling up the world to take on the corporate powers that are keeping the general populace down and under control. It implies that there are players at work behind metaphorical curtains manipulating and keeping us subdued so we don’t interrupt their malicious, self serving agendas. If that sounds familiar, that’s because that was kind of the focal point of the first season. Elliot was already fighting on the ground against child-pornographers and philanderers, while his Tyler-Durden-like Mr. Robot persona was focusing on dismantling prodigious international corporations. It would seem that in Season 2, Elliot has embraced the season-ending pep talk from his alter ego and has realized that the issue is much bigger and more complex, as is his power to fight it.
The narration in the video beguiles but it still would have been nice to see a glimpse of anything new. Which characters return? Is Evil Corp still a factor considering Phillip Price’s larger involvement in world events that also tie in with Whiterose (post credit scene in Season 1 Finale)? And where the hell did Tyrell run off to? Looking strictly to IMDB is not helpful either since numerous key actors like, Michel Gill, Bruce Altman, and BD Wong don’t seem to appear beyond the initial Season 1 episodes.
Despite all this, I’m no less excited about the return of arguably the best drama of 2015. Let’s hope Mr. Robot Season 2 continues the intense storytelling and builds on the broad characters it established.Source: USA Network: Mr. Robot