'Mr. Robot' to include virtual-reality scene in season 2

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"Mr. Robot" is getting into virtual reality.

The announcement for the VR project was first made Tuesday morning at Variety's annual TV Summit, held at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, Calif., by Jeff Wachtel, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment chief content officer.

"We just shot a VR scene for 'Mr. Robot,' Wachtel revealed. Though he stayed mum on details, he said, "It's really about storytelling. It's intimate and about the characters."

The scene will be used in an episode of the series' upcoming second season. Show creator Sam Esmail is set to direct all episodes of season two, which is scheduled to premiere July 13 on USA.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 03: Actors Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Carly Chaikin and Portia Doubleday onstage during the Panel & Reception for USA Network's 'Mr. Robot' held at the NeueHouse Hollywood on June 3, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 02: Rami Malek arrives to the Television Academy's 70th Anniversary Gala on June 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
'Mr. Robot' actor Rami Malek, writer/director Sam Esmail and actor Christian Slater pose for a portrait at the 75th Annual Peabody Awards Ceremony at Cipriani, Wall Street on May 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Erik Tanner/Contour by Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 21: Mr. Robot (USA Network) Actor Rami Malek attends the 75th Annual Peabody Awards Ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street on May 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 21: (L-R) Rami Malek, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin and Christian Slater attend Inside 'Mr. Robot' panel discussion the Vulture Festival at Milk Studios on May 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Vulture Festival)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 19: Rami Malek filming 'Mr Robot' on May 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Sands/GC Images)
NBCUNIVERSAL UPFRONT -- 2016 NBCUniversal Upfront in New York City on Monday, May 16, 2016' -- Pictured: (l-r) Christian Slater, Rami Malek, 'Mr. Robot' on USA Network -- (Photo by: Mike Coppola/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Rami Malek attends the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for People.com)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 17: (L-R) Actors Christian Slater, Carly Chaikin, and Rami Malek attend the HACKED by DEF CON & Mr. Robot - 2016 Tribeca Film Festival at Spring Studios on April 17, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Killian/WireImage)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: (L-R) Actor Rami Malek, writer/creator Sam Esmail and actor Christian Slater attend 'Coding on Camera: MR. ROBOT & Authenticity on TV' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Austin Convention Center on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Heather Kennedy/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Actor Rami Malek speaks onstage at 'Coding on Camera: MR. ROBOT & Authenticity on TV' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Austin Convention Center on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Heather Kennedy/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TEXAS - MARCH 12: Actor Rami Malek attends a dinner hosted by Entertainment Weekly celebrating Mr. Robot at the Spotify House in Austin, TX during SXSW on March 12, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Actor Rami Malek arrives at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
Actor Rami Malek attends the 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 27, 2016 in Santa Monica, California.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23: Barbara Broccoli and Rami Malek attend Haute Living along with Dr. Gabriel Chiu & Christine Chiu Host Pre-Oscars Dinner for David O. Russell with Perrier-Jouet at Mastro's Steakhouse on February 23, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for Haute Living)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 30: Actor Rami Malek attends the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
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"I am so very specific in how I want to shoot the show and the visual grammar of how I want to tell the story," Esmail told Variety earlier this year. "It's nothing against our directors in the first season, because they were all great to work with. For me, it feels like it would be easier to manage day to day. I'm on the set every day anyway, and I just think it would make the whole show be more efficient."

Last year, season one of the drama starring Rami Malek as a young cyber-security engineer and Christian Slater as the leader of an underground hacker group averaged a 1.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 2.74 million viewers overall in Nielsen's live-plus-seven estimates — standing as USA's No. 2-rated program of 2015 in the demo, behind only "Suits."


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