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August 30, 2018   Mr. Robot-News   No Comments

USA Network has announced today that Mr. Robot will be returning next year for a fourth and final season, which will consist of 12 episodes. Creator, Sam Esmail, also shared a message to fans on his Twitter account.

USA Network today announced the fourth and final season of the award-winning MR. ROBOT will return in 2019. From Universal Cable Productions (UCP), production will begin this winter in New York.

Creator, showrunner and director Sam Esmail confirmed the news. “When I first created the world of MR. ROBOT, I thought it would be a niche television series with a small, cult following,” said Esmail. “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 one, 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.”

“From the beginning, MR. ROBOT proved to be a show unlike any other on television, capturing the zeitgeist of our modern times with a unique point of view and definitive vision,” said Chris McCumber, President, USA Network. “Working with Sam and the entire cast and crew has been nothing short of incredible – and we can’t wait to reveal the complete MR. ROBOT story.”

Dawn Olmstead and George Cheeks, co-presidents of Universal Cable Productions: “The story of MR. ROBOT is completely original and exhilarating – striking a cultural chord at just the right time. As we begin production on the final chapter of this iconic series, we want to thank Sam for his unparalleled vision, the masterful crew and the passionate cast who breathe life into these rich characters.”

MR. ROBOT follows Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek), a cyber-security engineer who, along with Mr. Robot (Christian Slater) and fsociety, starts a revolution to change the world. Season 4 will pick up where the third season finale left off, delving into the pros and cons of Elliot hitting “send” on the email that could reverse 5/9. The series stars Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe® nominee Malek, Golden Globe Award winner Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin, Martin Wallström, Grace Gummer, Michael Cristofer and Emmy Award nominee BD Wong. MR. ROBOT hails from writer, director and executive producer Esmail, as well as Anonymous Content executive producers Steve Golin and Chad Hamilton.

Firstly, Martin his celebrating his 35th birthday today, and we would like to wish him a very happy birthday! We wish you another year full of adventure, blessings, and joy. Have an amazing day! Don’t forget to greet him on Twitter (@martinwallstrom) and/or on Instagram (@itsmartinwallstrom).

To celebrate, I have updated the gallery with DVD captures from the Swedish drama, The Sandhamn Murders, which was based on the Sandhamn Murder series book by author, Viveca Sten. Martin appeared as Magnus for three episodes during the show’s third season. Enjoy!

June 30, 2018   Films-News-Parallel   No Comments

One of Martin’s upcoming films, Parallel, will be premiering at this year’s Fantasia Festival on July 22nd! The film also stars Aml Ameen, Alyssa Diaz, David Harewood, Georgia King, Mark O’Brien, and Kathleen Quinlan. Check out two high-quality production stills in our gallery! Also, here’s an extensive synopsis via the festival’s website:

A group of young tech developers, Josh (Marc O’Brien), Carmen (Alyssa Diaz), Lena (Georgia King), Devin (Aml Ameen) and Noel (Martin Wallström), struggle to strike partnerships with possible business investors. After receiving some bad news, the group returns to their rental house to strategize, but their brainstorming session is cut short when they discover a portal to a multiverse hidden in their attic. World-hopping through a supernatural gateway, they quickly begin to gather knowledge between dimensions for their benefit, both professional and interpersonal. Some capitalize by stealing time from elsewhere, others moonlight in foreign dimensions gathering credit for stolen work. This illusory time-warp chronicle has marshalled the protagonists’ dissatisfied self-images by looking to differing times and spaces to in order to conjure personal change. But as the characters ambitiously double and substitute as they please, seemingly innocent “Groundhog Day-ing” turns to playing with fire. In efforts to improve their lives, terrible consequences quickly begin to outweigh the good in tragic and disturbing ways.

December 16, 2017   Interviews-Mr. Robot   No Comments

Martin spoke with The Hollywood Reporter recently and discussed Tyrell’s arc from the first three seasons of Mr. Robot, and his thoughts on the newly-announced Season 4.

“Bonsoir, Elliot.”

Two of the most iconic words in Mr. Robotlore, uttered in the closing moments of both the season one and two premieres, by the man who at the time stood out as the most menacing figure in the life of Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek) — the most menacing figure who wasn’t a figment of Elliot’s imagination, anyway: Tyrell Wellick, the Swedish shark in a suit with an eye on becoming nothing less than a God, let alone the youngest CTO in E Corp history.

Played by Martin Wallström, Tyrell represented everything that Elliot stood against — until the stars and their purposes aligned, as Tyrell became an instrumental player in the revolution kickstarted by Elliot’s darker alter ego, the titular Mr. Robot (Christian Slater). Throughout the second season of the USA Network series, Elliot and viewers alike were uncertain about Tyrell’s fate until the final episode of the year, so much so that Wallström only appeared in a handful of episodes. Perhaps that’s why the actor refers to himself as little more than “a small part” in the overall scheme of Mr. Robot, even if the notion is perplexing from the outside looking in.

“But there were many characters this season who had so much of an effect on the story,” Wallström tells The Hollywood Reporter in a special edition of our Mr. Robot podcast with Post Show Recaps. “You look at Leon (Joey Badass) and Irving (Bobby Cannavale), Whiterose (BD Wong) and Grant (Grant Chang) and Angela (Portia Doubleday) — everybody affects the story in major ways now. Sure, in season one’s first episodes, you could feel that Tyrell was affecting Elliot. But now, we’re all pawns affecting each other.” 

Wallström points at the final moments of season three as a further example of his point: Fernando Vera (Elliot Villar), returning to the Mr. Robot universe for the first time since season one. While Vera has little to do with the greater narrative of Elliot versus the top one percent (including BD Wong’s Whiterose and Michael Christofer’s Phillip Price), Vera forever changed the Mr. Robot protagonist by murdering his girlfriend Shayla (played by SMILF creator and star Frankie Shaw) at the midpoint of the first season. Now, he stands ready to impact Elliot and the rest of the Mr. Robot roster in greater ways moving forward.

“Suddenly, we have a character stepping in now at the end of episode ten who had a great impact in the past,” says Wallström. “For most of the characters, we are small parts in this story. We all have the ability to do big stuff with it. With Tyrell, he’s made his plan. He did something very big that affected everybody else. We all have that ability.”

Indeed, Tyrell made the extent of his powers known midway into season three, when he organized the Dark Army’s horrific Cyber Bombings, which killed thousands of people across the country in one fell swoop. In the aftermath, Tyrell — already a fugitive due to his role in the Five/Nine Hacks — was thrust back into the national spotlight, under the fabricated guise of a hero who tried to prevent the attacks. As a result, Tyrell finally earned the thing he wanted all along, becoming the youngest CTO in E Corp history — but only after getting so much blood on his hands, not to mention the death of his wife Joanna (Stephanie Corneliussen) and a seemingly permanent separation from his newborn son.

“It’s like the genie in the bottle: be careful what you wish for,” Wallström says about his character’s arc this season. “I was pretty surprised he was willing to go to such an extent to get what he wanted. I’m really curious to see where this will take him. I don’t know how much else he has to lose at this moment.”

A Tyrell Wellick with nothing to lose is a scary prospect indeed, and one that Wallström can only speculate about at this stage, given that the recently announced season four is just now entering the writing phase. 

“We now have a very clear picture of who his enemies are. It’s the first time he might have someone specific to aim all of that [rage] towards. But who knows what’s going to happen? Maybe he’ll go to Tibet and find himself in monastery. You never know,” he jokes. “I always have a sense of where this is going — and it always turns out to be the wrong direction. The writers are so clever. I’m eager to see what’s going to happen. I’ve been wrong every time I’ve guessed, which I think people should be very glad for.”

You can also listen to the full Post Show Recaps podcast conversation with Martin by visiting this link!

December 15, 2017   Mr. Robot-News   No Comments

We might not have seen Tyrell in the Season 3 finale, but we definitely have not seen the last of him. Mr. Robot will be returning for a fourth season! No further details have been announced by USA Network, but I will post about it here as soon as there’s more information.

VARIETY –  “Mr. Robot” has been renewed for Season 4, USA Network announced Wednesday.

The series stars Rami Malek and Christian Slater. It follows Elliot Alderson (Malek), a cyber-security engineer who became involved in the underground hacker group fsociety after being recruited by their mysterious leader Mr. Robot (Slater), whom he later discovered to be the projection of his dead father. Following the events of fsociety’s five/nine hack on the multi-national corporation E Corp, the series explores the consequences of the attack, the motivations of those involved and the disintegration between Elliot and Mr. Robot.

The series also stars Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin, Martin Wallström, Grace Gummer, Michael Cristofer, Bobby Cannavale and BD Wong. The series was created by Sam Esmail, who executive produces along with Steve Golin and Chad Hamilton. Kyle Bradstreet and Joseph E. Iberti serve as co-executive producers.