Bobby Cannavale arrives on the red carpet at the "Annie" world premiere in New York City on December 7, 2014. The actor has joined the cast of "Mr. Robot" for Season 3. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo
March 11 (UPI) -- Vinyl, Boardwalk Empire, Nurse Jackie and Oz alum Bobby Cannavale has joined the ensemble of Mr. Robot for Season 3, USA Network and Universal Cable Productions announced.
Cannavale will play Irving, "a laconic, no-nonsense, used-car salesman" on the hacker-themed, psychological drama, press notes said.
Recurring guest star B.D. Wong has also been promoted to series regular for his role as Whiterose, "the leader of the Dark Army, a Chinese-based hacking organization."
Executive producer and writer Sam Esmail is returning to direct all 10 episodes of the new season and production is scheduled to begin next month in New York City.
"Sam Esmail is a true, creative visionary who continues to deliver a series that boldly tackles timely issues and leans into the major headlines of the day," Chris McCumber, president of entertainment networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, said in a statement. "We're eager to share the next phase of Elliot's journey with fans this fall."
"Season 3 of Mr. Robot will engage viewers in a whole new way, with Sam and team continuing to find ways to surprise, challenge and delight the audience. And adding Bobby Cannavale and B.D. Wong to our cast makes one of the tightest acting ensembles even stronger," added Jeff Wachtel, chief content officer of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.
The show stars Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin, Martin Wallström, Grace Gummer, Michael Cristofer and Stephanie Corneliussen.