Presto Grabs Mr Robot

Presto has scored one of the years must see shows in Mr  Robot.

The series follows Elliot (Rami Malek, The Pacific), a young computer programmer who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and as a vigilante hacker by night. A loner with a social phobia of being around most people, Elliot believes in using his computing skills to help those he cares about, as well as to punish those he believes are bringing harm to others.

However, Elliot finds himself at a crossroad when a mysterious leader (Christian Slater, The Adderall Diaries) of an underground hacker group recruits him to destroy the firm he is paid to protect. Compelled by his personal beliefs, Elliot struggles to resist the chance to take down the multinational CEOs he believes are running (and ruining) the world.

The series also stars Portia Doubleday (Her), Carly Chaikin (Suburgatory) and Martin Wallström (Simple Simon). Sam Esmail (Comet) is writer and executive producer. Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin (True Detective) and Chad Hamilton (Breakup at a Wedding) also serve as executive producers.

Mr. Robot is daring piece of television which tackles the controversial subject of hacking. It has critics and audiences raving, especially about the standout performance of Rami Malek as Elliot, and we are delighted to make the series available first in Australia as a premiere to Presto subscribers,” Presto Interim CEO Shaun James said.

“Mr. Robot continues Presto’s commitment to provide compelling content offering for its customers and follows the recent acquisition of the David Duchovny starring drama series Aquarius which has become the most watched series ever on the service since launch.”

The first seven episodes will be available from today  with the remaining episodes of Mr Robot  available to stream on demand each week on Presto shortly after they air on the USA Network..