The world was captivated last year by the first season of futuristic tech-based thriller series Mr Robot. Having already received a tonne of impressive accolades – among them a slew of Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Critic’s Choice awards, largely recognising stars Remi Malek and Christian Slater, alongside a number of coveted film festival recognitions. Needless to say, the show was immediately commissioned for a second season.
Now, Variety reports that the series has recently begin production in New York City. With that has come announcements of new cast members and characters, including one new cast member some of us may recognise more from the stage than the screen: rapper Joey Bada$$.
Bada$$, real name Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott, is set to have a recurring role on Leon, a “wise, philosophical” new friend of the show’s introverted protagonist Elliot (Malek). Although described as overly talkative, Leon provides the star with important life advice throughout the series. This is set to be the 21-year-old’s first foray into the world of TV acting.
Other guest stars on the second series of the acclaimed show include comedian Craig Robinson, who will play a “neighbourhood local” named Ray and Chris Conroy, alongside new addition to the regular cast, Grace Gummer.
The second season of Mr Robot is set to premiere later this year, during the US summer.
Earlier this month, Bada$$ premiered a brand new track, Ready, produced by Statik Selektah. Listen Below.