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Rami Malek was hired because creator Sam Esmail's then-girlfriend Emmy Rossum had seen him in The Pacific (2010) and recommended him for the lead.
The languages Tyrell Wellick and Joanna Wellick speak between them are Swedish (Tyrell) and Danish (Joanna). The languages are, together with Norwegian, so similar to each other that if you have a good understanding of one, you automatically have a decent understanding of the other two.
Elliot's black hoodie is from Rami Malek's own personal wardrobe.
Every episode name in Season 2 ends in an "encrypted file" format. Whereas every episode in Season 1 uses a "video file" format.
E Corp's logo bears striking resemblance to that of Enron, a Houston-based corporation that famously went bankrupt in 2001 after accounting fraud was uncovered.
The main cast along with creator Sam Esmail went to hacking seminars in preparation for their roles. In addition, Rami Malek had a typing instructor to prepare scenes involving programming.
In the first episode, when Elliot encounters Mr. Robot for the first time inside the train, if you look a little more to the right you can see the show's creator Sam Esmail.
Elliot and Darlene use the Python and Ruby programming languages for creating their various hacks and exploits.
Each episode name (Season 1) ends in a video file name extension like .flv or .mov, which are all popular video file formats.
On July 21, 2016, a virtual reality episode of Mr. Robot was created for fans and was found in the Within VR app. The episode is available on YouTube.
The OS that Elliot uses 99% of the time and the rest of the cast for that matter, is Linux/Unix and Elliot's PC at home is running Kali Linux or some variant, with a Gnome Desktop which is mentioned by Tyrell when they meet for the first time in the pilot episode.
There were 164 actors brought in before Sam Esmail and producers decided on Rami Malek.
Creator Sam Esmail made this show after being disappointed with the poor portrayal of computer hacking.
Fsociety is based on the online activist group Anonymous.
Knowing he was going to direct it entirely, Sam Esmail managed to have the full second season written before shooting it. That way, scenes from different episodes were shot in a row, based on the location available.
Rami Malek often pranks on-set with the cast and crew. He had decorated Carly Chaikin's trailer with gummi bears, which is her character's (Darlene) favorite candy.
Season 2 has been extended from 10 episodes to 12. Season 2 premieres with a two part episode
in the first season actor Rami Malek used vitamin b pills for the scenes where he sniffs morphine and used a special device hidden in his sleeve to vacuum the powder ,and he used it to prank people in set tricking them into thinking he got addicted to it.
For the sitcom sequence in the second season, creator Sam Esmail and his crew researched and consulted with other crew members who worked on 80's/90's multi-camera sitcoms, as well as learning how to film an episode in that format. For authenticity, Beta tapes and cameras were used to film the sequence as well as playing laugh tracks on-set.
It was filmed around Manhattan, Coney Island, Kensington Brooklyn and Queens.
Because Rami Malek brought his own hoodie, the brand B:SCOTT made twenty identical hoodies for the show. Malek stated the other hoodies are not as comfortable as his own.
The character of Fernando Vera tells Elliot's character that their names mean the same, having the same origin. The actor playing Fernando Vera is named Elliot Villar.
Elliot's fish is named Qwerty after the six first letters on any standard keyboard.
One of the only games cabinets in the arcade that can be clearly identified is 'Intergalactic Planetary', which the Beastie Boys used as the main theme of their 1998 smash hit track 'Intergalactic'.
"The Careful Massacre of Bourgeoisie" is a parody and a homage to the surrealist movie The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), one of creator Sam Esmail's favorite films.
Stephanie Corneliussen (Joanna Wellick) was the face representing the second season of American Horror Story (2011): Asylum.
To properly represent Elliot's mental disorders, the production team consulted with a psychiatrist to read over episode scripts.
One of the arcade cabinets in the arcade is named "Dark Seoul", a reference to the Dark Souls series of video games.
In True Romance, Christian Slater goes to an amusement park and rides a roller coaster with a character named Elliot. In Mr. Robot, Christian Slater goes to an amusement park and rides a ferris wheel with a character named Elliot.
Elliot can be seen writing Wish You Were Here on a CD. His collection also contains Pink Floyd albums, you can spot a Dark Side of The Moon mug in one of the episodes, and at one point during the season he even talks about Pink Floyd among other artists. Krista the therapist also has a Pink Floyd mug on her desk.
In a flashback, Elliot's father asks if he wants to see Timecop (1994) or Stargate (1994). Gloria Reuben (Krista Gordon) was in Timecop (1994).
In one of Elliot's (Rami Malek) hallucinations/memories, a little girl sings "Frere Jacques". In the video game Until Dawn, Josh, also played by Malek, becomes isolated and insane as a rendition plays in his head.
Craig Robinson was cast as Ray after creator Sam Esmail watched early footage of him in "Morris From America".
The show uses Samsung/Android products as opposed to Apple... But Elliot has an iPhone and so does virtually everyone else in the first episode.
No character appears in every episode.
During the filming of season two, a virtual reality short tie-in was made for the app Within. It was written and directed by Sam Esmail, and starred Rami Malek and Frankie Shaw, reprising their roles as Elliot and Shayla.
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Elliot Villar was cast as Fernando Vera because Rami Malek suggested him to creator Sam Esmail.
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Cisco's name, Francis Shaw, is a nod to Frankie Shaw, who played Shayla in the first season.
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In the episode containing Elliot's flashback to his father taking him to see Pulp Fiction, Elliott responds to a question with, "No, I'm pretty far from ok." In Pulp Fiction, following the infamous rape scene, Marcellus Wallace responds to Butch with, "No, I'm pretty fucking far from ok."
Despite the tech savvy nature of the show, Rami Malek tends not to engage in social media such as snapchat, instagram, twitter, etc. As said in his interview with Colbert, he finds it to be too "polarizing."
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E corp's logo clearly resembles the slanted 'E' in the old Dell logo.
Although BD Wong (Whiterose) is of Chinese descent, he does not speak any Mandarin or Cantonese.
In the train scene of episode 9, different stickers of FSociety can be seen in the background.
According to a phone interview with Jeremy Holm on AfterBuzz TV, dummy scripts were used for preparation and real episode script were used for table read sessions to elicit reactions.
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Scenes shot outside of Elliot's apartment are filmed on location in Manhattan's Chinatown and show the facade of a real apartment building at 217 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002, as well as a real (and, as indicated on the show, really shuttered) Chinese restaurant named Bo Hai Dumpling Town.
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Rami Malek and costar Grace Gummer have worked together before in the movie Larry Crowne.
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Season 2 episode with Dominique (Grace Gummer) masturbating beside her laptop shows a screen name of Happyhardonhenry a reference to Christian Slater's movie Pump Up The Volume. In Pump Up The Volume he plays a pirate radio operator nicknamed Happy Harry Hard On.
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The one-take season finale post-credits sequences were created with a combination of green screen sets, location footage and computer generated imagery.
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In the originally scripted Pilot, Qwerty was a cat. Elliot had a fish too, but it was not named Qwerty. Also, Darlene was named Marlene in the originally scripted pilot. The dialogues are also longer in some scenes.
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Each episode contains visual or verbal references to other films and television shows.
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Michele Hicks (Sharon Knowles) is married to Jonny Lee Miller in real life. Miller is well known as the main character in Hackers, which is referenced frequently in this show.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

In the last episode of season 1, where Elliot is talking to Joanna Wellick, she says something to him in Danish with a sinister smile, to which he replies "Excuse me? I don't understand what you're saying." It's the only part through the whole season that isn't subtitled. The words are: "Hvis du har gjort ham noget, så slår jeg dig ihjel." which translates to "If you have done something to him, I will kill you."
Knowing the truth about the character of Mr. Robot, the actors were instructed to never look or react to Christian Slater in the scenes where Slater and Rami Malek are in the same room, because everything he says is either Elliot's imaginations or Elliot is the one saying it.
The title logo is based on Yagi Double font, also known as the Sega font.
At the end of episode 9, when Elliott and Wellick enter the arcade, a cover of The Pixies' "Where is my mind" is playing. This is an homage to the final shot of David Fincher's "Fight Club", from which the show borrows a lot.
Due to a real life tragedy that occurred in Virginia on the same day as the season 1 finale of Mr. Robot (2015), the show's season finale was postponed due to the parallel event.
Sam Esmail fought with USA Network regarding the sex scene between Tyrell and Anwar. The network complied after Esmail simply asked if they would talk if the scene involved a man and a woman.
Although Christian Slater (Mr. Robot) plays Rami Malek's (Elliot) father, in real life Christian Slater is only 11 years older than Rami Malek. This is appropriate as the Mr. Robot figure is Elliot's memory of his late father's appearance.
In the final scene of season 1, when White Rose discusses Nero fiddling as Rome burned, the harpist is playing Nearer, My God, To Thee. This was rumored to be the final song the band played as the Titanic sank.
The date shown on the lock screen of the phone in Season 2 is Sunday, June 15 suggesting that the show might be set in 2014. However, the FBI report indicates fsociety's headquarters was located on 6/22/15
The "five-nine" hack (named after the day it supposedly happens) is a reference to "five nines", which is a colloquial way of referring to high availability of services, when predicted downtime is less than 5.26 minutes per year.
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In episode 9, Elliot uses VMS (virtual machine software) to view his father's old pics in Windows 7 based platform.Also when he hacks jail's network in car. VMS is widely used even today, by most of the software engineers.
In season 2, episode 11, when Angela gets kidnapped "Marvin Berry & The Starlighters - Night Train" is played in the truck. A well known jazz song from Angela & Elliots favorite movie Back To The Future II.
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