USA hit series “Mr. Robot” is slated to return on Oct. 11, 2017. In advance of the “Mr. Robot” season 3 debut, a few clips suggest what’s next on “Mr. Robot.” Check out what’s in store in our “Mr. Robot” season 3 preview!
From the ‘Democracy’ trailer set to Leonard Cohen’s “Democracy,” the chaotic atmosphere from season 2 continues. Lyrically, the song’s dark imagery recalls a twisted past and constant struggles while presenting a view of hope for the future. After fsociety successfully completed their hack in “eps1.9_zer0-day.avi,” the world was thrust into turmoil.
The visuals pair well with the lyrics: shots of ragged masses sleeping in subway stations and huddled around barrel fires. Later, there’s what looks like Angela Moss (Portia Doubleday) wearing an fsociety mask, and Tyrell Wellick (Martin Wallström) chugging liquor (vodka perhaps?) by a trashcan fire. The teaser trailer is a delightfully riveting hodgepodge of clips. There’s definitely an influence from the current United States socio-political landscape. Seeing how series creator Sam Esmail weaves in a commentary on the state of the US should be neat.
What the ‘Democracy’ trailer does is set the tone of the “Mr. Robot” season 3 universe, as well as offer teasers of character arcs. Not surprisingly, the Dark Army plays a prominent role. Dom (Grace Gummer) continues the fsociety hunt, though looking more haggard. I was most excited to see Whiterose (BD Wong) who earned an Emmy for his appearance on the series.
Additionally, there’s another “Mr. Robot” season 3 preview. This shows Elliot (Rami Malek) at a cyber-security hacking tournament. Elliot wins the competition in a matter of minutes, then turns to the command line where he’s trying to prevent the Dark Army from accessing something. Unfortunately, the one-minute long clip ends with Elliot and Darlene (Carly Chaikin) possibly being abducted by the Dark Army.
Prepare yourself, friend. This clip is just the beginning.
— Mr. Robot (@whoismrrobot) August 18, 2017
When I first began watching “Mr. Robot,” the compelling narrative, engaging characters, and brilliant cinematography drew me in. But the technological accuracy was what sold me. This wasn’t full of implausible fake hacking a la “CSI: Cyber.” Instead, “Mr. Robot” is ripe with references to Raspberry Pi devices, Rubber Duckies, and can even teach you about Linux. From the moment Wellick commented, “I see you’re running GNOME. You know I’m actually on KDE myself,” I was sold. Credible Linux talk on a mainstream(ish) show? Mind blown.
After its phenomenal second season, I’m pretty excited to see where the third season proceeds. “Mr. Robot’s” sophomore season started off admittedly slow, but not unenjoyable. Instead, I rather appreciated its slower pacing and inventive narrative structure. However, the third season is set to eschew the slow buildup and plunge straight into the action. My only complaint: Joey Bada$$, one of my favorite current rappers and a superb guest star from “Mr. Robot” season 2, isn’t in the “Mr. Robot” season 3 trailer. Hopefully he’ll reprise his role as Leon for the third series entry. From the conclusion of “eps2.9_pyth0n_pt2.p7z,” it seems he will. But Bada$$ is strangely absent throughout the ‘Democracy’ trailer.
Are you excited after this “Mr. Robot” season 3 preview? Leave your thoughts and predictions in the comments section below!