BY DENISE PETSKI
Michael Cristofer (Ray Donovan) and Stephanie Corneliussen (Legends of Tomorrow) have been promoted to series regulars for the second season of USA Network’s Mr Robot. In addition, hip hop artist Joey Bada$$ and Chris Conroy (Members Only) will join the cast in recurring roles.
Cristofer will reprise his role as the CEO of Evil Corp Phillip Price, the executive who maintains a strong disposition in the face of corporate backstabbing and scandal. Corneliussen returns as the smart and ambitious Joanna Wellick, the wife of Tyrell Wellick (Martin Wallström), who is willing to do whatever it takes to put her family in a position of wealth and power.
Joey Bada$$ will make his TV debut [Chris Conroy] [Joey Bada$$] as Leon, a new close friend of Elliot’s from the neighborhood. He often talks excessively to Elliot, advising him and philosophizing the meanings of life. Conroy will play Derek, the young, attractive new man in Joanna’s life. Their intimate moments leave Derek infatuated with the Danish beauty. Ben Rappaport and Tom Riis Farrell will also return this season as Ollie and Bill. They join previously announced new cast member Grace Gummer, along with series stars Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday and Carly Chaikin.
Cristofer’s recent TV credits include American Horror Story: Coven, Smash and Rubicon. His film work includes Die Hard: With a Vengeance and The Other Woman. Corneliussen’s other TV credits include American Horror Story: Asylum, The Exes, and Bad Judge. Joey Bada$$ released his debut album last year and currently serves as an executive of his Pro Era record label. Conroy’s work includes features The Grief of Others and These People and MTV’s Eye Candy.
Mr. Robot hails from writer and executive producer Sam Esmail, as well as Anonymous Content executive producers Steve Golin and Chad Hamilton.
Since the premiere, Mr. Robot has received three Golden Globe nominations and two wins including Best Drama, a SAG Award nomination, four Critics’ Choice Award nominations and three wins, two Writers Guild Award nominations and one win for Best New Series, and three IPA Satellite Award nominations and one win for Best Supporting Actor. The series was selected for an AFI Award for Television Program of the Year, won a Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Long Form Series, had its world premiere at last year’s SXSW Festival where it took home the Audience Award in the Episodics category and was an official selection at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.
Cristofer and Conroy are repped by Gersh. Corneliussen is repped by manager Patrick Corcoran and attorney Jamie Feldman.