Hail Elliot, king of the hackers.

In Season 3 of "Mr. Robot," Elliot (Rami Malek) is alive and well — and apparently lording over a room full of hackers, as Entertainment Weekly's first look image depicts.

When Season 2 ended, Elliot had been shot by Tyrell (Martin Wallstrom), whom he mistakenly believed to be a figment of his twisted imagination, like Mr. Robot (Christian Slater). Unfortunately, Tyrell's gun and bullet were all too real. But fear not, Elliot survives:

Mr RobotCreator Sam Esmail tells EW that he never intended it as a cliffhanger — he trusted the audience to realize Elliot had to survive (he is, after all, the main character of the show).

"Season 3 is about Elliot trying to bounce back and fight against the people who have been using him," Esmail said. "Elliot isn't going to take this lying down."

Meanwhile, Tyrell will be a bigger part of the season, after he was MIA for most of Season 2. And there are still many questions left unanswered: What part did Angela (Portia Doubleday) play in Elliot's shooting? Will Darlene (Carly Chaiken) 'fess up to the Feds? And is Elliot's prison buddy Leon (Joey Badass) going to kill poor Mobley and Trenton?

"Mr. Robot" Season 3 premieres in October on USA.