Mr. Robot season 4 will be here sooner than you think, and it’s also going to give you quite possibly one of the creepiest versions of the holiday season ever.
Today, USA confirmed that on Sunday, October 6, the tech drama will return with its 13-episode final season, one that will revolve around Elliot making some decisions that could send him down an even darker path — one that Mr. Robot himself warns him about. The more that he moves in this direction, the more that he could harm his own ability to move forward. How big is too big? How much do you want to risk? Elliot is a detached, troubled soul who could find himself in even more of it before the series comes to a close.
We do think that the holiday setting does hold a certain degree of weight within a show like this, largely because Mr. Robot tackles such themes as consumerism, corruption, and distribution of wealth. This is where the rich come out to play and adorn the streets with their fancy belongings. It’s where everyone scrambles, looking for that one little element of joy. Where is Elliot’s joy? How does he find it amidst the lights and the carols?
Beyond Elliot, the season 4 trailer (which CarterMatt has for you to see below) also features Darlene and Angela feeling a wide range of emotions, as they each also come to grips with difficult decisions that lie before them.
Mr. Robot is one of those shows where no matter how it ends, it already has it’s place in history cemented. It may not be the most-watched series on the air, but it helped establish USA further as a destination for prestige programming and it also was filmed in a revolutionary visual style — it amplified the purpose of great cinematography as a part of storytelling. You could also say the same about the nature of its often-unreliable narrator. That’s been a part of how the show keeps you guessing and wondering what is around almost every turn.
With all of this spelled out, Mr. Robot probably does need to stick the landing if it wants to be thought of as a top 10-15 show of the past several years. Ending matter – just ask Game of Thrones about that.
What do you want to see on Mr. Robot season 4?
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