In classic fsociety fashion, USA Network suddenly and with little warning unveiled a proper trailer for Mr. Robot season 3 Friday. Fans were also treated with a release date and the first look at new character Irving, played by Master of None star Bobby Cannavale.
The trailer, set to spoken word excerpts from Leonard Cohen's 1992 track "Democracy," is exactly the sort of motivation I needed to limp my way through another capitalism-stained weekend of fleeting moments of happiness and overpriced cocktails with people I don't even like.
Anyway, here's the Cohen track quoted in the new trailer's narration:
The Peabody Award-winning series stars Rami Malek, Portia Doubleday, Christian Slater, Carly Chaikin, and Martin Wallström. Last season saw the introduction of Joey Badass as Leon, a confidant to Elliot (Malek).
Discussing the impact of Trump's election on the series, Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail recalled the moment the writers room realized things were taking an unexpected turn. "We were in the writers room when the election went down and we saw the tide turning, and then we decided we got too depressed and went home to be with our loved ones," Esmail told IndieWire in June. Mr. Robot, however, will not throw its characters into what Esmail refers to as the "Trump nightmare." Instead, the show will maintain its setting in an alternate 2015.
Mr. Robot (finally!) returns to USA Network Oct. 11.