Rami Malek And Christian Slater Dish On 'Mr. Robot'

Was there a more buzzed-about show last season than USA’s Mr. Robot? Or two actors more praised than Rami Malek and Christian Slater? The duo are back for Season 2 and took time out of their production schedule to sit down with Starpulse at New York Comic Con and chat about their whirlwind year.

For the duo who portray Elliot Alderson and the title character respectively, the success of the series has meant a lot of frequent flier miles. “I think it was the first television show to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival so that was exciting,” Christian recalled. “We just went to Zurich and Cologne and London.”

“It’s been unique, it’s been unusual,” he continued. “I think we’re proud and happy that people are responding in the way that they are and it is a unique experience altogether. The show is dealing with a lot of current and relevant issues so that’s nice.”

“Just finding out how many people are finding out about this show,” Rami added, “it just keeps growing and growing. Carlton Cuse, who is here promoting Colony, was telling me that by the time you come to Season 2, you’ll be so fascinated by how many new fans you have. People can find it anywhere now.”

When the second season premieres on July 13 it’s expected to be another deep dive into the dark corners of our society, and Christian explained what it was like to step into the series.