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Mr. Robot Season 4 Trailer Hints At Reckoning For Rami Malek

Though "Silent Night" is playing underneath the action, Mr. Robot appears to be coming back with a loud bang.

USA Network dropped a trailer for the fourth and final season of the Emmy Award-winning show, and while the series will return to television sets in October, the new footage rings in the Christmas spirit with a real sense of finality. 

The minute-long trailer is underscored by a purposefully haunting version of the holiday classic "Silent Night," and is filled to the brim with Christmas-tinged imagery. Of course, the trailer doesn't give too much away, wanting viewers to tune in for the last season of the hacker drama.

Sam Esmail's thriller stars Rami Malek — fresh off his Oscar win for playing Freddy Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody – as hacker and digital activist Elliot Alderson, and Christian Slater as the titular Mr. Robot, an anarchist who recruits Elliot into an underground hacker group. The final season is set during Christmas 2015, and follows Elliot and Mr. Robot as they target the richest and wealthiest of one-percenters in corporate America. These unceremonious pursuits lead the duo into dangerous conflict with enemies like the Dark Army, led by Whiterose (played by Jurassic Park's BD Wong). 

Things are obviously going to get pretty bad, as Slater's Robot sounds the alarm throughout the trailer. "If you go down this path, it'll never end," he says. "It will always be something else — another symbol to destroy, more people to save. This is an endless war. What you're about to do is crossing a line." 

For his part, Elliot responds, "It's a little late for that, don't you think?"

When the show returns to USA, it will air on Sunday nights as opposed to the Wednesday time slot it occupied for its first three seasons. The final season will also be the longest one the show has ever had; USA is set to air 13 episodes of the show for season 4, which is one episode more than season 3 had. 

Series creator Esmail is excited for the show to end and for his main characters to finally finish their story in a way that truly satisfies him. While sitting down and speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Esmail said, "Whenever I talk about Elliot's emotional journey, it really is about this relationship with Mr. Robot, that needs to face its reckoning at some point. We've now finally brought them to a point where they can work together as a team — and dare I even say, integrate."

Mr. Robot season 4 will begin airing on October 6 on USA Network.