The USA Network television show Mr. Robot has announced that it will not run its season finale Wednesday night, as originally scheduled, in the wake of a shooting Wednesday morning.
Alison Parker and Adam Ward, two staffers of Roanoke, Virginia news station WDBJ7, were killed during a live TV broadcast around 6:45 a.m.
The previously filmed season finale of Mr. Robot contains a graphic scene similar in nature to today’s tragic events in Virginia.
— Mr. Robot (@whoismrrobot) August 26, 2015
Out of respect to the victims, their families and colleagues, and our viewers, we are postponing tonight’s episode. — Mr. Robot (@whoismrrobot) August 26, 2015
Our thoughts go out to all those affected during this difficult time. — Mr. Robot (@whoismrrobot) August 26, 2015
Entertainment Weekly reports that the final episode of Mr. Robot’s first season will now air next Wednesday, September 2.
Photo courtesy of USA Network