If you were shocked when you found out that Mr. Robot isn't real, imagine how Elliot feels. "The whole show’s been about Elliot’s emotional journey and I really wanted to focus on that and make it less about the plot," Esmail said during the show's panel at the Television Critics Association. "That’s the struggle that is going to take over in season two. . . . There will be a lot more backstory that will be shown, and the timeline will get a little clearer. Not a hundred percent clearer, but a little clearer."
"Elliot committed a crime in the first season, and we're going to see ramifications of that in the second season," said Esmail at SXSW. "That drives a lot of what the second season is all about."