Though it was previously rumoured, creator Sam Esmail has confirmed that the upcoming fourth season of Mr. Robot will be its last.
Christian Slater, who plays the series’ titular character, previously let the cat out of the bag when he told Collider, “I believe that [season four] will be the last season” but now we’ve had official word from Esmail and USA Network that Mr. Robot is on its way out.
Season four has now been pumped up to 12 episodes and Esmail seemingly considered the idea of a fifth run before deciding that Mr. Robot had drawn to a natural end. It’s no surprise as he told The Hollywood Reporter after the third season that, “I’ve always said it’s four or five seasons, and I’ve said that because I think it’s somewhere in between. It’s something the writers room and I take very seriously. We never want to feel like we’re treading water. Hopefully it fits into two more seasons, but we’re trying to figure out that number.”
Esmail’s statement on the end of Mr. Robot goes as follows,
“When I first created the world of Mr. Robot, I thought it would be a niche television series with a small, cult following. Over the past three years, it has become so much more, and I am continually humbled by the show’s recognition and by the amazing cast and crew that work tirelessly to help bring my vision to life. Since day one, I’ve been building toward one conclusion — and in breaking the next season of Mr. Robot, I have decided that conclusion is finally here. Everyone on the creative team, including the amazing people at USA and UCP, didn’t want to say goodbye, but we ultimately have too much respect for Elliot’s journey to extend past its inevitable ending. Therefore, season four will serve as the final chapter of the Mr. Robot story. To fans of the show: thank you for the past three years, and I can’t wait to share this exciting final season with you.”
Production on Mr. Robot‘s fourth and final season will commence in New York later this year before airing in 2019.
We’ll pass on news about Mr. Robot as we get it.