“Mr. Robot” USA’s new cyber drama series has been picked up for a second season ahead of the series premiere.
The cabler revealed Wednesday, the series following a young programmer, portrayed by Rami Malek, who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and as a vigilante hacker by night has received a second season order of 10 episodes.
“We knew from the moment we read Sam Esmail’s provocative script, and witnessed the brilliant performances of Rami Malek and Christian Slater, that ‘Mr. Robot’ is a stand-out series that is unlike anything currently on television,” said USA Network president Chris McCumber. “The overwhelmingly positive fan reactions to the pilot and the broad sampling of it reaffirms our confidence in the series, and we’re excited to see where this timely drama will take us for season two.”
The Peacock network announced Thursday, the crime drama series “Aquarius” will be back for a sophomore season. The David Duchovny starring series was the first to follow Netflix’s roots by releasing all episodes online immediately following the premiere episode.
“With its riveting drama and innovative release strategy, ‘Aquarius’ has excited the critics, hooked millions of viewers and energized our summer,” said NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke. “It’s no secret that the way people watch television is evolving,” she said in a statement. “So we took a unique approach to how we delivered “Aquarius” and it’s driven some record numbers for NBC Digital and helped us reach viewers who might have otherwise overlooked a great summer drama.”
Showtime revealed Tuesday, its hit series “Penny Dreadful” has been picked up for a third season.
The drama series has a nine-episode order, which will shoot on location in Dublin, Ireland and debut in 2016.
“[Writer and executive producer] John Logan’s brilliant writing and this amazingly talented ensemble continue to draw a passionate, global fan base into the meticulously crafted world of “Penny Dreadful,” together with our wonderful partners at Sky Atlantic, we’re excited to see what new haunts John and his team have in store for Season 3.” Showtime Networks Inc. president David Nevins said in a statement.
“Penny Dreadful” airs Sundays at 10/9 on Showtime.
A&E picks up two more seasons of “Bates Motel.” The series starring Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga has been renewed for 10-episode
“The vision of our incredible creative team has exposed the steady breakdown of the relationship between Norman and Norma Bates,” said Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President and General Manager of A&E. “We are thrilled to bring fans two more seasons to witness the next stages of Norman’s transformation into the most notorious psychopath in cinematic history.”
“Bates Motel‘s” fourth season is expected to debut in early 2016.
The comedy series “Last Man on Earth” has been renewed a second season, FOX announced Wednesday.
Will Forte stars as Phil Miller, the last man on earth in a post apocalyptic series.
“We knew we had something special with “The Last Man on Earth,” Fox president David Madden said in a statement. “It’s one of those rare shows that continues to add depth and dimension to its unique premise, week after week. We are so thrilled that this incredibly bold, original and inventive series has been embraced by both fans and critics, and we cannot wait… [for] Season Two.
The dramedy “House of Lies” starring Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell has been renewed.
“House of Lies” has received a renewal for a fifth season, Showtime announced Tuesday.
The fifth season of 10-episode is slated to air in 2016.
“When you have a gifted acting ensemble led by Don Cheadle and smart, acerbic writing led by showrunner Matthew Carnahan, you expect something special, and House of Lies delivers for us each season,” Gary Levine, executive vice president of original programming at Showtime, said in a statement.
The Russian spies will return for a fourth season.
FX announced Tuesday, the series follwing Elizabeth and Phillip Jennings has been renewened for 13-episode order for Season 4, which is slated to debut in 2016.
“Remarkably, this season of ‘The Americans’ has achieved even greater acclaim than that of its first two seasons,” Grad said. “The series has cemented it status with critics as television’s best current drama and arguably the best show on TV, and we couldn’t agree more.”
Hey girrrllll!!! “New Girl” has been renewed for season 5.
Fox announced Tuesday, the comedy series starring Zooey Deschanel has been picked up for a fifth season.
“Four seasons in, “New Girl” continues to be one of the smartest and most relatable comedies on television,” said Fox entertainment president David Madden. “The writing is razor-sharp, the ensemble is consistently hilarious, and we couldn’t be more proud of… the entire New Girl team. We absolutely love this show and we’re so excited to bring it back for Season Five.”
“New Girl” returns tonight with original episodes.
History hit series “Vikings” has been picked up for a fourth season, the network revealed Thursday.
“’Vikings’ has raided the hearts of both audiences and critics, establishing itself as one of the most compelling, visually stunning dramas on television,” History GM Dirk Hoogstra said in a statement. “We are so proud of our immensely talented cast and crew led by [series creator] Michael Hirst, whose intriguing storylines and pivotal arcs have the perfect balance of scope, smarts and bloodshed to keep our loyal fans watching and wanting more.”