Universal Channel Takes Linear Rights To USA Network’s ‘Mr. Robot’
Mr. Robot has secured a second UK broadcaster.
Universal Channel has acquired the linear broadcast rights to the USA Network hacker drama in a deal with sister company NBCUniversal International Distribution, TVWise has learned.
The deal does not affect the first window rights to the show, which continue to be held by Amazon Prime Video UK. The ten episode first season of Mr Robot will debut on Universal Channel on Thursday July 21st at 9pm, with a feature-length episode.
Strong couple of episodes, although everything is in that "start of the season everything is separate" state at the moment.
As a random note, I've always really liked the slightly off-putting framing that puts everything right on the edge of the screen. Gives it an awkwardness that fits with the anti-social nature of Elliot.
Awesome opening to episode 3. That was a strawberry floating great episode. Michael Cristofer is a such a great actor. Love that he's getting an expanded role. Elliot's religion rant was a little too preachy, though.
Also, I love that this is popular now so we're getting uncensored episodes from the Canadian simulcast!
First 15 minutes of this week's ep was so weird. The music was something out of a horror movie. Even a strawberry floating jump scare. Music throughout was outstanding. I need to get the soundtrack for this.
What an episode!
When are we gonna find out what happened to Wellick? Taking the piss, now.
Version I watched this week was censored all to hell, though. strawberry floating gooseberry fool sucks.
All usage of the word "strawberry float" was silenced out on my download and there were lots of 'em. Said ShowCase in the bottom right so it shouldn't be censored since it's a Canadian channel! The last 3 episodes weren't. How did you watch it?
Cuttooth wrote:What do make of the big theory that Elliot is hallucinating where he's actually living?
It's plausible, although I would hope the writers wouldn't pull the same trick two seasons in a row. I just wanna know what the hell happened to Wellick. It's been 5 episodes now apart from that tiny cameo in the first and last night's episode.