J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Closes a Five-Year Megadeal With WarnerMedia
For the next five years, J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot is going to be developing several TV, film, game, and digital content for Warner Media. The two just closed a megadeal with each other that will run through 2024 and I’m sure there are going to be a lot of cool and exciting projects to come out of the partnership.
From here on out Abrams and Bad Robot will now develop original theatrical film projects for the divisions of the Warner Bros. Pictures Group, including Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema.
Bad Robot will also continue working on TV projects on various platforms for the company “including dramas and comedies, long-form/event series, digital, and more, as the production company has developed material for Warner Bros. TV for many years.”
Bad Robots’ current series include Westworld, Lovecraft, Demimonde for WarnerMedia’s HBO, as well as They Both Die at the End. Bad Robot has three series at Apple through Warner Bros. TV, including the Stephen King adaptation Lisey’s Story, Little Voice, and My Glory Was I Had Such Friends.
Then there’s WarnerMedia and Bad Robot Games, who will develop “new large and indie games in association with Tencent and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for mobile, PC, and console.”
J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot have called Paramount Pictures home for years. Abrams was the best thing that the studio had going for them, because they don’t have much, and losing him and his production company must feel like a big blow.
Under the agreement, Abrams will still honor his existing obligations to Paramount which includes the Cloverfield, Star Trek, and Mission: Impossible franchises.