Bad Robot Productions

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Bad Robot Productions
Founded 1998
President J.J. Abrams
Notable Works Alias

Bad Robot Productions (commonly referred to as Bad Robot) is a production company owned by J.J. Abrams with Bryan Burk serving as Executive Vice President and responsible for developing and supervising all of Abrams' productions. Thom Sherman served as President of Bad Robot from February 2004 to June 2006 when he left the production company to serve as Executive Vice President, Drama Development at The CW. Sherman was responsible for development and oversight of all programming produced by Bad Robot; a successor has yet to be named.

Under the Bad Robot banner, Abrams created and executive produced Alias, and is co-creator and executive producer of Lost. Other Bad Robot productions include What About Brian, Six Degrees, Fringe, Person of Interest and Alcatraz.

In July 2006, J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions signed separate deals with Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Television regarding film and television, respectively. Under the film deal with Paramount Pictures, Bad Robot entered a long-term, first look producing arrangement. The deal includes a project to revive the Star Trek film series and for Bad Robot to produce movies budgeted under $25 million. Under the television deal with Warner Bros. Television, Bad Robot will develop and produce new television projects for the studio.





Title Format Buyer Year(s)
Alias Spy drama ABC 2001–06
Lost Mystery drama ABC 2004–10
What About Brian Drama ABC 2006–07
Six Degrees Drama ABC 2006–07
Fringe Sci-fi drama FOX 2008–13
Undercovers Espionage action drama NBC 2010
Person of Interest Crime thriller drama CBS 2011–16
Alcatraz Thriller drama FOX 2012
Revolution Adventure drama NBC 2012–14
Almost Human Sci-fi crime drama FOX 2013–14
Believe Sci-fi drama NBC 2014
11.22.63 Period thriller Hulu 2016
Roadies Comedy Showtime 2016
Westworld Sci-fi drama HBO 2016–present
Castle Rock Horror drama Hulu 2018–2019
Lovecraft Country Horror anthology HBO 2020–present
Contraband Sci-fi drama HBO 2020–present
Little Voice Music comedy Apple TV+ 2020–present
Overlook Horror drama HBO Max 2021–present
Duster Crime drama HBO Max 2021–present
Justice League Dark Superhero drama HBO Max 2021–present


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