While it was largely assumed that USA Network would renew the show they’ve essentially rebranded their network around, now it’s official.
Mr. Robot will return for a third season, expected to premiere sometime in 2017, USA revealed in a press release Tuesday. The announcement comes halfway through the hacker series’ polarizing second season.
So while we know that there will be a third season of the show, there is still the question of when. Speaking to EW for our Mr. Robot cover story, creator Sam Esmail mentioned that he hoped for a longer break between seasons 2 and 3, making a summer 2017 premiere date less of an assured proposition.
“Personally, I think this is another weird, archaic judgment on television shows, where you have to bring them back at a certain schedule or you’re going to lose your audience,” Esmail said. “I’m just going to say this: I think it’s bulls—, especially at the cost of the quality of the show.”
But rest assured, fsociety devotees, there is plenty more Elliot and his dear old daddy in the future. In addition to the third season, the first official series books, co-written by Esmail and series writer Courtney Looney, hits shelves on Nov. 1.