Fourth season of hacker drama Mr Robot will be its last

Mr Robot stars Rami Malek (left) and Christian Slater attending an event in Beverly Hills, California.
Mr Robot stars Rami Malek (left) and Christian Slater attending an event in Beverly Hills, California.PHOTO: AFP

NEW YORK (NYTIMES) - Mr Robot, Sam Esmail's puzzling drama series centring on themes of corruption, surveillance and anarchy, will conclude after its coming fourth season, USA Network announced on Wednesday (Aug 29).

The thriller, which ended its third season in December, stars Rami Malek as Elliot Alderson, a cybersecurity engineer who gets caught up in a revolution led by internet activists and hackers called "fsociety."

In interviews, Esmail has often said that his vision for the series' trajectory was four to five seasons.

In a tweet following the announcement, the creator wrote: "Excited to show you guys the final chapter in Elliot's journey. It's going to be sad to say goodbye to Mr Robot, but it'll be sadder to say goodbye to all the fans."

The first season of Mr Robot was a buzzed-about and critical success, garnering numerous award nominations and wins, including a Golden Globe for best television series drama and an Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a drama for Malek.

This autumn, the actor will be seen in theatres as the Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in the feature Bohemian Rhapsody.

Esmail has a new project coming to Amazon Video in November, Homecoming, starring Julia Roberts.

The fourth and final season of Mr Robot will air sometime in 2019.