Mr. Robot, USA’s critically acclaimed hacker drama, will be wrapping after its forthcoming fourth season, scheduled to air in 2019, the network announced Wednesday.
“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,” series creator Sam Esmail said in a statement. The announcement comes after an ongoing ratings decline following the show’s breakout first season, despite the show still being a strong performer amongst USA’s younger demographics.
The show gained immense popularity in its first season, earning two Golden Globes, one for best drama series and one for star Christian Slater, as well as an Emmy for co-star Rami Malek. The show’s second season saw a downturn in ratings and critical reception, a trend that continued with the third season. USA’s cancellation of Mr. Robot is part of a larger overhaul of their TV slate. They’ve already canceled four shows in 2018, including Shooter, Damnation, Colony and Falling Water.
Esmail will not be lacking for work, however. Through his deal with Universal Cable Prods., who produced Mr. Robot, Esmail will be serving as an executive producer for the forthcoming USA pilot Briarpatch, as well as for the drama Angelyne. He has been also been working on the Amazon series Homecoming starring Julia Roberts, as well as the long-awaited Metropolis limited series reboot.
Production Mr. Robot’s last season begins this winter in New York.