MR. ROBOT, one of the most buzzworthy U.S. shows of the year, will launch exclusively for Amazon Prime members in the U.K., Germany & Austria after Prime Video secured streaming rights to the drama-thriller series from NBCUniversal.
The first episode of MR. ROBOT premiered in the U.S. earlier this year at the South by Southwest Film Festival where it won the Audience Award for Episodic Television and then later aired on the USA Network. All 10 episodes of the critically lauded series from Universal Cable Productions will be available to stream in the U.K. for Amazon Prime members from Friday 16 October, 2015.
MR. ROBOT has been described as “The Social Networkmeets ‘Occupy Wall Street’” and has already won widespread praise from fans and critics alike; referred to as an “addictive, entertaining and popular out-of-nowhere summer series” (The Hollywood Reporter), a “visually striking, subversive and often surprising drama” (Rolling Stone), “a modern classic” (www.forbes.com), a “gripping thriller to binge-watch” (People) and “the best hacking show yet” (Wired). MR. ROBOT has also received an “A”-rating (Entertainment Weekly) and has a 9.0/10 IMDb rating.
“We’re delighted to bring MR. ROBOT exclusively to Amazon Prime members in the U.K. This is hands down one of the best and freshest shows on TV and has had critics and audiences raving around the world,” said Jason Ropell, Amazon Video Head of International Content. “Hot on the heels of our Jeremy Clarkson announcement, MR. ROBOT adds another amazing show to our list of exceptional global TV shows available for Prime members in the U.K., includingTransparent, Hand of God, Outlander, Ripper Street, and the highly anticipated upcoming launch of the Ridley Scott produced Amazon original series Man in the High Castle.”
“Since MR. ROBOT’s premiere earlier this year, it has received overwhelming critical acclaim thanks to its compelling writing, superb acting and culturally relevant storylines. Amazon Prime is the perfect home for this tech thriller and we’re proud to partner with them to bring the series to their audiences in the U.K., Germany and Austria,” said Belinda Menendez, President, NBCUniversal International Distribution & Universal Networks International.
Mr. Robot stars Rami Malek (The Pacific) as Elliot, a young computer programmer who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and as a vigilante hacker by night. Elliot finds himself at a crossroads when the mysterious leader of an underground hacker group played by Christian Slater (Nymphomaniac) 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.
Mr. Robot also stars Portia Doubleday (Her), Carly Chaikin (Suburgatory) and Martin Wallström (Simple Simon). Sam Esmail (Comet) is creator, writer and executive producer. Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin (True Detective) and Chad Hamilton (Breakup at a Wedding) also serve as executive producers.
Prime Video is the U.K.’s largest online video streaming service, offering subscriber’s unlimited access to over 15,000 popular movies and TV episodes. Customers who are not already members can start a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime by visiting www.amazon.co.uk/prime.
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