It's the end of the line for Elliot and Mr. Robot.
In a statement shared with The Hollywood Reporter, series creator Sam Esmail announced that the upcoming fourth season of the USA Network drama will be its last.
What's more, the order for the final season is for 12 episodes. Eight episodes were initially ordered back in December 2017 when the renewal was announced.
The statement shared by Esmail to THR reads:
When I first created the world of Mr. Robot, I thought it would be a niche television series with a small, cult following. Over the past three years, it has become so much more, and I am continually humbled by the show’s recognition and by the amazing cast and crew that work tirelessly to help bring my vision to life.
Since Day 1, I’ve been building toward one conclusion — and in breaking the next season of Mr. Robot, I have decided that conclusion is finally here. Everyone on the creative team, including the amazing people at USA and UCP, didn’t want to say goodbye, but we ultimately have too much respect for Elliot’s journey to extend past its inevitable ending.
Therefore, Season 4 will serve as the final chapter of the Mr. Robot story. To fans of the show: Thank you for the past three years, and I can’t wait to share this exciting final season with you.
Mr. Robot has never been a heavy hitter in the ratings, with Mr. Robot Season 3 notching just 0.5 million viewers and a 0.2 rating among adults 18-49 in live + same day figures.
These figures are way down from the 1.4 million and the 0.5 rating Mr. Robot Season 1 averaged back in 2015.
While we now know Mr. Robot Season 4 is the show's swan song, there's no telling when it will actually debut, but there's word that it will be sitting all of 2018 out.
The series has been a critical success and even a hit on the awards circuit since it debuted, securing the Golden Globe for Best Drama Series in 2016.
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