This year at San Diego Comic-Con, fans of USA Network’s Emmy-nominated MR. ROBOT will be able to experience a one-of-a-kind virtual reality prequel, written and directed by Sam Esmail and starring Emmy nominee Rami Malek. The 12-minute, fully-scripted piece, created with Chris Milk’s pioneering virtual reality production company Here Be Dragons, in partnership with Universal Cable Productions, provides viewers with one of the first extended narrative pieces of television content in the VR medium and offers an inside look at Elliot’s backstory. MR. ROBOT returned for its second season on USA Network Wednesday, July 13 and airs Wednesdays at 10/9c.
MR. ROBOT cast members Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin and Grace Gummer will join fans as the 12-minute prequel VR scene debuts live on Thursday, July 21 at 10:45AM PT in San Diego’s Petco Park. Additionally, USA Network will make the content available in the U.S. and internationally, marking the largest-ever co-viewing virtual reality simulcast event. Fans both inside San Diego’s ballpark and around the world will use the Within app to power the shared experience.
Following the initial viewing and continuing through Sunday, July 24th, the content will disappear online but be available exclusively at a MR. ROBOT Comic-Con pop-up storefront experience (343 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA) – an authentic replica of the Mr. Robot Computer Repair Shop from the series. There, fans will enter the interior of Elliot’s apartment to experience the VR scene. Additionally, in partnership with Uber, San Diego Comic-Con attendees will be able to request on the Uber app that the VR experience come to them directly, via Mr. Robot Computer Repair Shop vans.
Following, the experience will be rolled out wide across multiple VR apps and platforms, including the Within app, Facebook 360, YouTube 360 and New York Times VR.”
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