24 alum Rami Malek has been cast as the lead is USA Network’s sci-drama pilot Mr. Robot, TVWise has learned.
Mr. Robot follows Elliot, who finds himself in the intersection between a cybersecurity firm he works for and the underworld organizations that are recruiting him to bring down corporate America.
Rami Malek will play Elliot, a computer programmer with a social disorder who decides that he can only connect to people by hacking them. He wields his skills as a weapon to protect the people that he cares about.
The drama, which received a pilot order from USA Network in July, hails from Sam Esmail, who wrote the script, and Steve Golin and Chad Hamilton, both of whom will executive produce. Universal Cable Productions is producing.