USA's acclaimed techno-thriller series Mr. Robot is returning for season 3 on October 11, 2017, and we got the first footage of the upcoming season via the first Mr. Robot season 3 trailer, which you can watch above!
Mr. Robot seasons 1 and 2 introduced us to Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek), a hacker/pill addict whose alternate personality of Mr. Robot (Christian Slater) gathered together an elite group of hackers called "fsociety" and pulled off a campaign that threw the world's financial markets into total disarray. Season 2 caught up with Elliot in the aftermath of that drastic act, seemingly retired from hacking and living a mundane, routine life.
It was eventually revealed that Elliot was locked up in prison for a different hacking crime, where he was forced by the warden to participate in a trafficking scheme on the Dark Web. Elliot eventually found his way out of that jam, but his former fsociety team was still in peril, as their hacker cohorts, The Dark Army, put a massive target on their collective back.
When we last left Elliot, his nemesis Tyrell Wellick (Martin Wallström) had shot him for trying to stop the "Stage 2" hack on E Corp, proving that Tyrell was a very real co-conspirator (not imaginary), and that Elliot has in fact been the architect of a much bigger plan to come.
As you can see in the teaser trailer, things are going to get a lot more drastic in Mr. Robot season 3. The state of the USA looks even more decrepit and broken following the events of the E Corp hack, and those on the trail of those responsible (FBI Agent Dom DiPierro; The Dark Army; E Corp CEO Phillip Price) are clearly getting ever closer to achieving their respective goals. For Elliot it looks like the full horror of what he's unleashed is just now dawning on him, while for the other members of fsociety (including Elliot's ball-breaker sister, Darlene), it looks like some drastic offense may be their only defense against death, incarceration or worse.
Mr. Robot returns to USA Network on October 11, 2017.