Christian Slater has been cast in the title role of Mr. Robot, USA Network’s cyber-crime pilot. Mr. Robot is a mysterious anarchist who recruits Elliot (Rami Malek) into an underground hacker organization intent on bringing down corporate America.
The series also stars Rami Malek, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin and Martin Wallström. Mr. Robot is from Universal Cable Productions and is executive produced by Sam Esmail, Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin and Chad Hamilton, and Niels Arden Oplev.
According to NBC Unviersal, Mr. Robot is a culturally resonant drama about a young programmer, Elliot, 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. Elliot will find himself in the intersection between a cybersecurity firm he works for and the underworld organizations that are recruiting him to bring down corporate America.