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Thursday, July 21, 2016

BREAKING. M-Net picks up new Mr. Robot after show, Hacking Robot for M-Net Edge on DStv; will broadcast it right after the second season Mr. Robot premiere tonight.


That future of television you wished you could get to and life in? Well, you're finally actually living in it: I can reveal that M-Net is adding yet another great after show for a popular drama series and will be showing the new Hacking Robot as part of the new second season of Mr. Robot on M-Net Edge (DStv 102).

Dedicated viewers who want more about certain hit shows and critically acclaimed dramas and who will stay tuned to TV longer to find out more about it - as opposed to going online to look for answers and community - can increasingly stay tuned for "after shows".

With Mr. Robot adding a new after show for its second season, M-Net sparked to quickly pick Hacking Robot up for broadcast on M-Net Edge, just like it did a few months ago with the After the Thrones companion show to Game of Thrones.

Hacking Robot with Andy Greenwald, who just recently was a co-presenter of After the Thrones, will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the breakout drama.

Hacking Robot will be broadcast on M-Net Edge (DStv 102) right after the linear broadcast of the first episode of the new second season - just like in America.

It means that Californication will take a break on-air and the next episode of that show will go out next week.

The second season of Mr. Robot about the vigilante cyber hacker Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek) who works with the underground cyber hacking group fsociety is an Express from the US title on M-Net Edge, with episodes broadcast on Fridays at 03:00 for viewers who simply can't wait to see it quickly.

Mr. Robot episodes are then shown again in prime time on Thursday nights.

Also take note that the first and last episodes of Mr. Robot's second season have been scheduled as two-hour long episodes on 15 July and 16 September. The episode order of the second season of Mr Robot has also just been increased from 10 to 12 episodes.

"The first season of Mr. Robot was everything we hoped for – and then some," says Chris McCumber, the president of entertainment networks at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment in a statement.

"From the first moments of the new season, it'll be clear that audiences are in for something incredibly special and wholly unexpected".

"The extraordinary ride that is Mr. Robot continues with a wild season two. It's a brilliant and immersive journey that demands to be watched again and again," says Jeff Wachtel, the chief content officer of NBCUniversal cable entertainment and the president of Universal Cable Productions and Wilshire Studios.