The season finale of the hit TV series ?Mr. Robot? has reportedly been postponed due to similarities of some of the scenes depicted in the show to the recent Virginia TV Live Shooting. USA Network has decided to reschedule their drama series for a week before they can release ?Mr. Robot? in wake of the shooting and to pay respect to the families and friends of the two TV journalists.
According to Fortune, USA Network released a statement yesterday in a series of tweets from the official Mr. Robot twitter account. ?The previously filmed season finale of ?Mr. Robot? contains a graphic scene similar in nature to today?s tragic events in Virginia. Out of respect to the victims, their families and colleagues, and our viewers, we are postponing tonight?s episode.?
USA Network then announced, on Thursday morning, that the prior episode finale will instead be aired next Wednesday on September 2, at 10 p.m. EDT. ?Our thoughts go out to all those affected during this difficult time,? USA Network added in the statement.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the season finale of ?Mr. Robot? includes a scene of a character that is shot and killed during an interview. USA, a division of NBC Universal and Comcast, made a critically acclaimed TV series which has received a number of positive reviews as well as a growing number of audiences which just reached 1.3 million for the first season of ?Mr. Robot,? shared by Fortune.
Hollywood is no stranger to postponing shows in regards to similarities to real-life tragedies. After the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, a number of television shows removed or postponed episode which contained portrayal of blasts and terrorist depictions, shared by Fortune. And in the aftermath of the Columbine High School massacre in 1991, an episode of ?Buffy the Vampire Slayer? was delayed due to the same content it had which included ?a teenager preparing for a potential school shooting,? posted by Fortune.