Apple and WarnerMedia Rumored to Be Frontrunners to Acquire Bad Robot and J.J. Abrams

A few companies have been trying to add J.J. Abrams and his production company Bad Robot to their roster, and it looks like that field may be narrowing. The four main contenders until now have been Apple, Comcast/NBCUniversal, Sony, and WarnerMedia. However, Deadline is now reporting that it believes Apple and WarnerMedia to be the two frontrunners, with WarnerMedia having a slight edge.

Both companies are already working with Bad Robot on three shows, which is a pretty good lead. They each have a different appeal. WarnerMedia is getting a cash infusion thanks to AT&T acquiring Time Warner, which has WarnerMedia, and thus could potentially outbid Apple. Apple’s big pull seems to be their love of technology, which is an angle Sony has also been pushing, but Apple has those already existing projects to put them ahead there.

It should be noted that there is no word of any companies actually being cut from the list of potentials. Where do you think Bad Robot and Abrams will end up?

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