Bryan Cranston may be the one who knocks, but Rami Malek is the one who knock, knocks. A pair of Mr. Robot season 2 teasers (including one titled “Knock, Knick”) proclaim there are “other battles to fight,” while revealing the premiere date.
Season 1 ended with our resident hacker suffering a psychotic break followed by a mysterious knock on his apartment door. One of the teasers announcing the show’s return plays up this moment, while revealing the show will return with 10 new episodes on July 13th. Though both promos are brief, the second, which first dropped on Entertainment Weekly, features more footage. Among the snippets are Darlene (Carly Chaikin), Angela (Portia Doubleday), and Tyrell (Martin Wallstrom), in addition to some pretty Purge-esque bike riders.
Watch the teasers below.
During SXSW, the cast and crew assembled for a panel to discuss the events ahead. According to creator Sam Esmail, season 2 will tackle the topics of “encryption and privacy,” something he remarked is reflective of current events with the whole case of Apple and the locked iPhone, in addition to the ramifications of the hacking of Evil Corp in season 1. He said in part:
What’s weird is we’re really going into thematically talking a lot about encryption and privacy, and this whole thing with Apple and Tim Cook happened, which I actually think is a really important issue that we’re really going to get into in the next 10 years or so. It’s not something that I think people really understand the nuances of, but it’s going to be interesting public discourse about it, because it really brings up the idea of the rights to privacy and do we have them, do we not?
Sandrine Holt (Fear the Walking Dead), Craig Robinson (The Office), and Grace Gummer (Extant) are among the newcomers of season 2, which also features Michael Cristofer (Phillip Price), Stephanie Corneliussen (Joanna Wellick), Ben Rappaport (Ollie), and Tom Riis Farrell (Bill).