‘Mr. Robot’ Adds Portia Doubleday and Carly Chaikin to Cast

By Rachel Cruz | 3 years ago
‘Mr. Robot’ Adds Portia Doubleday and Carly Chaikin to Cast
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The cyber drama, “Mr. Robot,” on USA Network has added two more actors to its growing cast list. Read on for more about this show’s update.

Portia Doubleday and Carly Chaikin have been cast in in the upcoming drama series, “Mr. Robot,” which is set for launching in 2015 on USA Network. They will be joining Rami Malek, who was only recently cast as Elliot, the show’s lead character in this hacker series.

According to TV Line, Doubleday will take the role of Angela, who is Elliot’s longtime friend. The two also work together in the cyber-security firm. Chaikin, meanwhile, will play Marlene, who is also a hacker and who will be responsible for the creation of a malware that will cause a network to shut down.

Doubleday’s previous acting credits include “Youth in Revolt” (2009) with Michael Cera. Most recently, she starred in the adaptation of “Carrie,” which ran in theaters in 2013. The actress had to drastically change her hair color for the role of Chris Hargensen in that movie.

Chaikin, on the other hand, was in two seasons of “Suburgatory” on ABC, playing the role of Dalia, the spoiled, pampered and privileged daughter of Dallas. This part on “Mr. Robot” should definitely be miles different from her last TV role.

“Mr. Robot” centers on the story of Elliot, a brilliant computer programmer with a social disability. He only connects with people by hacking into their system. By some twist of fate, the hacker will find himself embroiled in an underworld organization that is hell bent on ruining corporate America.

The project, which was first announced for pick-up back in the summer, is from Sam Esmail, with Chad Hamilton and Steve Golin as executive producers. The studio behind “Mr. Robot” are Anonymous Content and Universal.

And that’s the latest casting scoop on the cyber series “Mr. Robot,” with Portia Doubleday and Carly Chaikin joining lead star Rami Malek. There is no word yet on when the filming should start, but stick with Movie News Guide (MNG) for all the updates about this production.

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