September 15, 2016 at 11:14AM
Mr. Robot Script Analysis: Breakdown the Pilot Episode
If you have been living under a rock then you won’t understand what the big deal is with the amazing and award winning show Mr. Robot.
The show follows Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek), a young cyber-security engineer who becomes involved in the underground hacker group fsociety, after being recruited by their mysterious leader (Christian Slater). Following the events of fsociety’s 5/9 hack on multi-national company Evil Corp, the second season will explore the consequences of that attack as well as the illusion of control.
As a show is pretty game changing and it brought back one of my favorite 90’s stars, Christian Slater. The way the show is shot and produced is original and the acting is top notch but what really stands out is the storytelling.
UCLA Screenwriting Instructor Peter Russell. Russell dissected the pilot episode of the show in this series of informative videos. The result is a new understanding of Mr. Robot, it’s characters, plot, and storytelling style. Any screenwriter would be foolish not to study this show’s storytelling style.
Check out the video here: https://www.indiefilmhustle.com/mr-robot-script-analysis/