A reminder that the first episode of Mr. Robot will screen this Friday night on Seven, in order to promote the series currently available on Presto. Nine similarly played Transparent to promote its Stan title earlier this year.
It will follow the AFL match between Hawthorn and Port Adelaide. Check local guides for details.
The sneak peek will feature on Seven in Melbourne and Adelaide and on 7mate in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.
Described as “The Social Network meets ‘Occupy Wall Street’”, Mr Robot follows Elliot (Rami Malek, The Pacific), a young computer programmer who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and as a vigilante hacker by night. A loner with a social phobia of being around most people, Elliot believes in using his computing skills to help those he cares about, as well as to punish those he believes are bringing harm to others. However, Elliot finds himself at a crossroad when a mysterious leader (Christian Slater, The Adderall Diaries) of an underground hacker group recruits him to destroy the firm he is paid to protect. Compelled by his personal beliefs, Elliot struggles to resist the chance to take down the multinational CEOs he believes are running (and ruining) the world. MR. ROBOT also stars Portia Doubleday (Her), Carly Chaikin (Suburgatory) and Martin Wallström (Simple Simon). Sam Esmail (Comet) is writer and executive producer. Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin (True Detective) and Chad Hamilton (Breakup at a Wedding) also serve as executive producers. In March, the first episode of Mr Robot premiered in the US at the South by Southwest Film Festival where it won the Audience Award for Episodic Television.