Amazon Prime Acquires USA’s ‘Mr. Robot’
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USA’s hacker drama Mr. Robot is headed to Amazon.
The company has acquired Universal Cable Production’s first-year critical darling, it was announced Friday.
Under the pact, Amazon Prime will become the exclusive subscription streaming home for Mr. Robot beginning this spring. All 10 episodes of the series will be available for Amazon Prime members in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Austria and Japan.
From creator Sam Esmail, Mr. Robot stars Rami Malek as an antisocial hacker hoping to overthrow society and Christian Slater as the leader of the hacker group hoping to help him to do just that.
“Mr. Robot is one the most compelling new dramas on television,” said Amazon vp digital video content acquisition Brad Beale in a statement. “Rami Malek delivers a mesmerizing performance and leads a great cast with an intriguing story full of dark twists. Prime members are going to love binging on this awesome show.”
This marks the latest deal between UCP and Amazon Prime, which is also home to Syfy’s Defiance and Warehouse 13 as well as USA’s own Suits.