Variety has revealed that This is the End star Craig Robinson has joined the cast of last year’s most impressive new show Mr. Robot.
Robinson will appear as a recurring guest star as “Ray, a neighbourhood local who reaches out to Elliot (Rami Malek) in his time of need.”
This is a peculiar piece of casting but one that makes perfect sense upon second viewing. Whilst Mr. Robot deals with some incredibly dark and twisted narratives and societal ideas, it has always retained a razor sharp dark humour. One suspects that Robinson will bring that dark humour to Mr. Robot.
But the best news here is Robinson filling out his career. For the most part, the big boned funny-man has stayed in his comfort zone; starring in straight and outrageous comedies with a nice small role in The Office. Mr. Robot will undoubtedly give Robinson some amazing lines and scenes to work with and if when he shares scenes with someone as talented as Rami Malek, you know he’s going to elevate his own performance.
Mr. Robot’s season two is currently in production and will air late 2016.