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USA Network & VOX Media's The Verge to Host Live Digital MR ROBOT After Show

usa network and The Verge, Vox Media's technology and culture brand, will extend the MR. ROBOT fan experience online each week with the newly-announced MR. ROBOT DIGITAL AFTER SHOW HOSTED BY THE VERGE. Beginning in MR. ROBOT Season 2's second week, on Wednesday, July 20, THE AFTER show will stream live at and following the conclusion of each week's linear telecast.

As part of NBCUniversal's partnership with Vox Media, the MR. ROBOT Digital After show Hosted by The Verge will provide a live weekly deep dive into the series. Produced by Vox Entertainment, Vox Media's Los Angeles-based development and production division, and hosted by The Verge's editor in chief Nilay Patel, entertainment editor Emily Yoshida and cyber-security reporter Russell Brandom, each episode will feature an in-depth discussion about the most recent episode of MR. ROBOT from both artistic and technological perspectives.

Each week, Nilay, Emily and Russell will discuss their own opinions and analysis of that night's episode, and will host cast and crew members from the show for an insiders' point of view on the show's biggest moments. The Verge editors will break down the reality and potential imminence of the various hacking and cyber-security techniques used in each episode, while fans will also have the ability to interact with the hosts and their guests each week via social platforms.

"Because MR. ROBOT's fans are incredibly savvy and eager to analyze the show's nuanced meaning and layered plotlines, it was important for us to create an informed, insightful platform that provides an opportunity to collectively examine and react to each week's episode," said Alexandra Shapiro, EVP Marketing and Digital, Entertainment Networks, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. "We can think of no one more perfect to host and produce this show than The Verge -- the preeminent experts on the intersection of culture and technology."

"The Verge is the ideal partner and platform for the MR. ROBOT audience to get additional content and context, and have a great time going deep on the show with our experts," said Chad Mumm, VP, Vox Entertainment. "This production is a great example of our partnership, and brand alignment with NBCUniversal and their brands, and Vox Entertainment's expertise in creating new types of programming at the intersection of digital and linear television."

"It's hard to think of a show that lines up with The Verge any more directly than MR. ROBOT, said Nilay Patel, The Verge's editor in chief and host of the MR. ROBOT Digital After show Hosted by The Verge. "Technology and culture are colliding in fascinating ways, and we're excited to explore that collision on the digital after show with the same chaotic energy and excitement fans love from our other live shows and podcasts."

MR. ROBOT will kick off its second season on Wednesday, July 13 at 10/9c with a premiere night event that includes two back-to-back episodes - presented with limited commercial breaks. A live on-air after show, HACKING ROBOT, hosted by Andy Greenwald, will air immediately follow the two-episode season premiere on USA Network.

MR. ROBOT follows Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek), a cyber-security engineer who becomes involved in the UNDERGROUND hacker group fsociety, after being recruited by their mysterious leader (Christian Slater). Following the events of fsociety's five/nine hack on multi-national company Evil Corp, the second season will explore the consequences of that attack as well as the illusion of control.

MR. ROBOT stars Golden Globe® Award and SAG® Award Nominee Malek ("The Pacific"), Golden Globe Award Winner Slater ("Nymphomaniac"), Portia Doubleday ("Her"), Carly Chaikin ("Suburgatory"), Martin Wallström ("Simple Simon"), Grace Gummer ("The Newsroom"), Michael Cristofer ("Ray Donovan") and Stephanie Corneliussen ("Legends of Tomorrow"). New recurring guest stars include Craig Robinson ("The Office"), hip hop artist Joey Bada$$, Sandrine Holt ("Fear The Walking Dead"), Michael Maize ("National Treasure: Book of Secrets"), Dorothi FOX ("Run All Night") and Luke Robertson ("The Americans"). Returning cast members include BD Wong ("Law & Order: SVU"), Gloria Reuben ("Saints & Sinners"), Michael Drayer ("Vinyl"), Michel Gill ("House of Cards"), Ron Cephas Jones ("The Blacklist"), Sunita Mani ("5 Stages"), Azhar Khan ("Veep") and Ben Rappaport ("The Good Wife").

MR. ROBOT hails from writer and executive producer Sam Esmail ("Comet"), who will be directing all 12 episodes, as well as Anonymous Content executive producers Steve Golin ("True Detective") and Chad Hamilton ("Breakup at a Wedding"). MR. ROBOT is produced by Universal Cable Productions.

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