A new series for USA call Mr. Robot featuring Christian Slater has won the audience choice award at SXSW. The series pilot premiered last week at SXSW in the Vimeo theater and won the audience award in the episodic category. The hacker series also stars Rami Malek, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin and Martin Wallström. Mr. Robot goes into production on April 13th and debits on USA in June. The official show synopsis is as follows:
MR. ROBOT follows Elliot (Malek, “24”), a young programmer who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and as a vigilante hacker by night. Elliot finds himself at a crossroads when the mysterious leader (Slater, “Adderall Diaries”) of an underground hacker group recruits him to destroy the firm he is paid to protect. Compelled by his personal beliefs, Elliot struggles to resist the chance to take down the multinational CEOs he believes are running (and ruining) the world. The series also stars Doubleday (“Her”), Chaikin (“Suburgatory”) and Wallström (“Simple Simon”).
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