USA builds Mr Robot

USA Network is going to series with its hacker drama Mr Robot (working title).

USA Network

USA Network

The cable network has placed a ten-part order for the show, which is produced by Universal Cable Productions.

The story follows a young programmer who suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder and decides that he can only connect to people by hacking them. He wields his skills as a weapon to protect the people that he cares about.

Writer Sam Esmail executive produces with Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin and Chad Hamilton.

The series stars Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin, and Martin Wallstrom.

Mr Robot is the first series pick-up from USA’s 2015/16 pilot slate. Other pilots under consideration include Colony, from Carlton Cuse; Stanistan, from Universal Cable Productions; Queen of the South, based on La Reina del Sur; and Evil Men.