Portia Doubleday on Season 2 of Mr. Robot: “People Will Be Shocked”
The actress talks season 2 of the Golden Globe-winning hacker drama, and the harrowing time she got hacked IRL.
On Sunday night, the cast of the Golden Globes-winning hacker drama Mr. Robot gathered in New York, where they are still wrapping up production on the second season, to hack the traditional TV launch. Inside the West Chelsea concept store Story, the windows of which had been mysteriously papered over, they revealed a line of Mr. Robot merch (you can buy the black hoodie that has become Rami Malek’s second skin). Minutes later, at 8:30 p.m., the first half of the two-episode season premiere (it aired last night on USA) dropped with no advance warning on Twitter, followed by Snapchat, Youtube, and finally the USA website.
The stunt may have felt more like an idea that plays better in a marketing meeting than it does online, but it’s the latest example of the show’s unusually high engagement and credibility with the Internet and the hacking community (Wired called it “the best hacking show yet”). The Internet, of course, likes to return the favor.
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