Tilly Pearce | Saturday 5 Jan 2019 4:13 pm
Rami Malek has promised that Mr Robot is going to go out with one hell of a bang as he prepares to say goodbye to the show for good. The star, who is currently hotly tipped for an Oscar thanks to his role as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, will be leaving his regular role of Elliot Alderson behind this year, after four seasons of playing the socially anxious hacker. But he revealed that the show won’t end quietly, and series creator Sam Esmail has already told him how it’s all going to unfold.
Rami told ET: ‘My mouth was agape after he told me how the season ended. So, it’s going to be a very, very, climatic ending to what I think has been four great seasons of television.’ ‘It’s just been an honour to work with Christian and Sam, and play this character,’ he added. ‘I’m going to miss Elliot quite a bit.’ Mr Robot has become a cult favourite since the show first launched in 2015. It has won two Golden Globes and 18 other accolades during the show’s impressive run. In August 2018, it was announced that the upcoming season would be the show’s last, but will run for an increased number of 12 episodes instead of eight.
In a statement released to Hollywood Reporter, Sam Esmail explained: ‘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,’ he continued. ‘Therefore, season four will serve as the final chapter of the Mr. Robot story.’ Mr Robot is available now on Amazon Prime Video.