Mr Robot season 2 trailer drops with Barack Obama cameo

Mr Robot, the hit television show of 2015 focusing on black hat hackers and starring Rami Malek, has finally got a second season trailer, and it looks pretty damn good.

The first season of the TV series Mr Robot debuted on 24 June 2015 on USA Network and received critical acclaim from a number of sources.

Based on the trailer, not much has changed in the second season. Elliot (Rami Malek) still wears a black hoodie, has his usual delusions and panic attacks, while Mr Robot is still as elusive a character as he ever was.

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Barack Obama makes a cameo, courtesy of a speech he made in 2014, proving that Mr Robot wants to remain as close to reality and as prophetic as it was in its first season.

“There hasn’t been anything like this in the past,” Obama says in the trailer. “This is going to be affecting our economy in ways that are extraordinarily significant.”

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In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the writer-producer, Sam Esmail, said that the second season of Mr Robot will be darker and “very different” from season one.

“Now that Elliot is aware [of the truth about Mr. Robot], that has opened the door,” Esmail said. “We’re literally externalizing Elliot’s mentality and his inner conflict, Mr. Robot being the other half of Elliot.”

Malek also revealed that the TV show will deal with encryption, which is a pertinent topic after this year’s FBI vs. Apple debacle.

Have a look at the trailer below.



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