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'Mr. Robot', the show about hacking that's shown on Amazon Prime Video here in the UK, has been granted a third series. US network USA commissioned the new series while the show is only halfway through its second season.

The show follows hacker Elliot Aldersen (Rami Malek), a cyber-security engineer who gets involved with the underground hacker group fsociety, after being recruited by its titular leader (Christian Slater).

The show has been the USA network's most critically acclaimed ever. It was recently nominated for six Emmys, including best drama series and best actor for Malek. It has also won two Golden Globes.

However, viewing figures have proved challenging. After its first breakout season, audience numbers have dwindled, recently hitting a low of 572,000.

"We couldn't be more proud of 'Mr. Robot', a series that has pushed boundaries, captured the cultural zeitgeist, and been honoured as one of the best dramas on television," said Chris McCumber, president of entertainment networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, which owns the USA network.

"Midway through its second season, 'Mr. Robot continues to break new ground and open up new opportunities for the network."

We presume Amazon will show the third series on Amazon Prime Video, though it's yet to make an announcement.

Source: Deadline

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