Elliot is worked with by an insurrectionary anarchist called “Mr. Robot”, played by Christian Slater, to register with a group of hacktivists called “society”. The group means to harm all monetary responsibility files by safeguarding the financial info of E Corp, the largest empire worldwide.
The pilot premiered through online along with a video on-demand options on May 27, 2015. The preliminary duration debuted on UNITED STATES Network on June 24, 2015, along with the second on July 13, 2016. The third duration premiered on October 11, 2017. The fourth along with last period premiered on October 6, 2019, along with wrapped up on December 22, 2019.
Mr. Robot has actually gotten crucial honor, especially for the efficiencies of Malek and also Slater, its tale and also aesthetic discussion, and also Mac Quayle's musical arrangement. Esmail has actually gotten appreciation for his instructions of the collection, having actually guided numerous episodes in the initial period prior to working as the single supervisor of periods 2, 3, and also 4. The reveal gotten various honors, consisting of 2 Golden Globe Awards and also 2 Primetime Emmy Awards. In 2016, it was acknowledged with a Peabody Award.
The collection adheres to Elliot Alderson, a boy living in New York City, that operates at the cybersecurity firm Allsafe as a cybersecurity designer. Constantly fighting with social stress and anxiety, split personality condition and also depression, Elliot's assumed procedure appears greatly affected by fear and also deception. He links to individuals by hacking them, which commonly leads him to serve as a cyber-vigilante. He is hired by a mystical insurrectionary anarchist referred to as Mr. Robot and also joins his group of hacktivists referred to as culture. One of their objectives is to terminate all customer financial debt by ruining the information of among the biggest firms on the planet, E Corp (which Elliot views as Evil Corp), which likewise occurs to be Allsafe's largest customer.
- Rami Malek as Elliot Alderson, an elderly network designer at Allsafe Cybersecurity and also a vigilante cyberpunk. He has split personality condition and also manage various other mental diseases such as depression and also extreme stress and anxiety, which are instrumental for his antisocial behavior and also substance abuse. Elliot has actually been depicted as a kid by Aidan Liebman (periods 1–2), Alex Bento (period 3), and also Evan Whitten (period 4).
- Carly Chaikin as Darlene Alderson, Elliot's more youthful sibling, a malware programmer and also among the culture cyberpunks.
- Portia Doubleday as Angela Moss, Elliot's childhood years pal and also a fellow staff member at Allsafe, later on Public Relations Manager for E Corp. Mabel Tyler represents a young Angela.
- Martin Wallström as Tyrell Wellick, initially the enthusiastic Senior Vice President of Technology at E Corp and also later component of culture.
- Christian Slater as Mr. Robot, an insurrectionary anarchist that hires Elliot right into a below ground cyberpunk team called culture; and also Edward Alderson, Elliot's daddy.
- Michael Cristofer as Phillip Price, the Chief Executive Officer of E Corp (periods 2–4; reoccuring period 1)
- Stephanie Corneliussen as Joanna Wellick, Tyrell's better half (periods 2–3; reoccuring period 1)
- Grace Gummer as Dominique “Dom” DiPierro, an FBI area representative exploring the E Corp hack (periods 2–4).
- BD Wong as Whiterose, a trans female, cyber-terrorist and also head of the Dark Army. Whiterose likewise runs as Zhi Zhang, China's Minister of State Security (periods 3–4; reoccuring periods 1–2)
- Bobby Cannavale as Irving, a previously owned auto sales person that is a Dark Army fixer (period 3; visitor period 4)
- Elliot Villar as Fernando Vera, Shayla's medication provider and also Elliot's just supply of suboxone that has a unique harmful approach and also is consumed with Shayla and also later on Elliot. (period 4; reoccuring period 1; visitor period 3)
- Ashlie Atkinson as Janice, a friendly taxidermist and also Dark Army fixer with a strange funny bone (period 4)
- Gloria Reuben as Krista Gordon, Elliot's psychoanalyst.
- Michel Gill as Gideon Goddard, Chief Executive Officer of Allsafe Security. (periods 1–2; visitor period 3)
- Ben Rappaport as Ollie Parker, Angela's guy and also a worker at Allsafe. (period 1; guest periods 2, 4)
- Aaron Takahashi as Lloyd Chong, Elliot's associate at Allsafe. (period 1; guest periods 2, 4)
- Frankie Shaw as Shayla Nico, Elliot's dope dealer and also partner. (period 1)
- Ron Cephas Jones as Leslie Romero, a participant of culture. (period 1; visitor period 2)
- Sunita Mani as Shama “Trenton” Biswas, a participant of culture. (periods 1–3)
- Azhar Khan as Sunil “Mobley” Marrakesh, a participant of culture and also Bank of E staff member. (periods 1–3)
- Bruce Altman as Terry Colby, the previous CTO of E Corp that is mounted by culture for a hack assault. (period 1; guest periods 2–3)
- Armand Schultz as Lenny Shannon, Krista's ex-lover, and also among Elliot's very early hacking targets. (period 1; guest periods 2–3)
- Michael Drayer as Francis “Cisco” Shaw, Darlene's ex-boyfriend that was the U.S. intermediary to the Chinese cyberpunk team Dark Army. (periods 1–2; visitor period 3)
- Brian Stokes Mitchell as Scott Knowles, the CTO of E Corp complying with Colby's apprehension. (periods 1–2)
- Jeremy Holm as Donald “Mr. Sutherland” Hoffman, a fixer under Tyrell and also Joanna Wellick. (periods 1–2; visitor period 3)
- Sakina Jaffrey as Antara Nayar, Angela's legal representative. (periods 1–2; visitor period 3)
- Don Sparks as Donald Moss, Angela's embraced daddy. (period 1; visitor period 2)
- Michele Hicks as Sharon Knowles, Scott's better half. (period 1; visitor period 2)
- Vaishnavi Sharma as Magda Alderson, Elliot's mom. (periods 1–2, 4)
- Rick Gonzalez as Isaac Vera, Vera's sibling. (period 1)
- Nadia Gan as Elizabeth, Tyrell's aide. (period 1; visitor period 4)
- Stephen Lin as Hamburger Man, Elliot's call with the Dark Army. (period 3; guest periods 1–2, 4)
- Joey Badass as Leon, a brand-new friend of Elliot and also a prisoner, along with a representative for the Dark Army in charge of Elliot's security. (periods 2–4)
- Bernadette Quigley as a pastor that organizes a petition team went to by Elliot. (period 2)
- Sandrine Holt as Susan Jacobs, an E Corp General Counsel, referred to as Madame Executioner. (period 2)
- Erik Jensen as Frank Cody, a conspiracy theory philosopher and also talk reveal host. (periods 2–3)
- Chris Conroy as Derek, Joanna's secret fan that functions as a bartender and also a DJ. (period 2; visitor period 3)
- Craig Robinson as Ray Heyworth, a jail warden that privately runs a Tor transmitted web site including human trafficking, medications and also tools. (season 2)
- Michael Maize as “Lone Star” Lockwood, a Texas native and also an off-balanced prison guard and associate of Ray. (period 2)
- Omar Metwally as Ernesto Santiago, Dom's superior at the FBI who also works for the Dark Army to protect Tyrell Wellick. (seasons 2–3)
- Grant Chang as Grant, Whiterose's assistant and also lover. (seasons 2–3)
- Luke Robertson as RT, Ray's former system admin. (season 2)
- Rizwan Manji as Norm Gill, Dom's new partner working with her to investigate the 5/9 hack. (season 3)
- Ramy Youssef as Samar Swailem, Elliot's co-worker at E Corp. (season 3)
- Christine M. Campbell as Janet Robinson, a high-level manager at E Corp. (season 3)
- Kathryn Danielle as Bobbi, the HR manager at E Corp. (season 3)
- Josh Mostel as Bo, Elliot's landlord. (season 3)
- Jing Xu as Wang Shu, Whiterose's assistant. (season 4)
- Dominik García as Olivia Cortez, an employee for Cyprus National Bank. (season 4)
- Young M.A as Peanuts, Vera's loyal henchman. (season 4)
Sam Esmail, the show's creator and also showrunner, is the credited writer on the vast majority of the episodes. According to Sam Esmail, he is fascinated by the hacker culture and wanted to make a film about it for around 15 years. In the production, Esmail consulted experts to give a realistic picture of hacking activities. Another inspiration for Esmail, who is of Egyptian descent, was the Arab Spring, where young people who were angry at society used social media to bring about a change. He has said that Elliot is a “thinly-veiled version” of himself.
Esmail had originally intended Mr. Robot to be a feature film, with the end of the first act being someone finding out that he had a mental disorder while enacting a greater scheme. However, midway through writing the first act, he found that the script had expanded considerably and that it had become a script more suited for a television show. He removed 20 of around 89 pages of the script then written, and used it as the pilot for the series, and what was to have been the end of the first act became the finale of the first period. Esmail took the script to film and television production company Anonymous Content to see if it could be developed into a television series, which was then picked up by USA Network. The USA gave a pilot order to Mr. Robot in July 2014. After an exhaustive search to cast the lead role, it was announced in September 2014 that Rami Malek had been cast as Elliot; the remainder of the roles in the pilot was cast later in September and October.
The company FuseFX was hired to provide the visual effects for episode “eps3.4_runtime-error.r00” of season 3, in which they took 40 shots and stitched them together to appear as one seamless shot for the entire episode.
Mr. Robot premiered in the United States on USA Network on June 24, 2015, and in Canada on Showcase on September 4, 2015. Amazon.com secured broadcasting rights in the United Kingdom, with the first season added on Amazon Prime on October 16, 2015, and second-season episodes to be released immediately after the initial broadcast in the United States. In Australia, the series premiered on Presto on August 14, 2015. After Presto shut down, the series moved to Fox Showcase for its third season and to Foxtel On Demand for the 4th season.
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment released all four periods on DVD and also Blu-ray. The first period was released on January 12, 2016. It contains all 10 episodes, plus deleted scenes, gag reel, a making-of featurette, and UltraViolet digital copies of the episodes. The second period was released on January 10, 2017. The third period was released on March 27, 2018, in the United States. The fourth period as well as a complete collection was released on March 31, 2020.
In September 2015, Amazon.com acquired exclusive streaming VOD rights to Mr. Robot in numerous countries. The initial period ended up being available to stream in June 2016 for U.S. Amazon Prime consumers.