J.J. Abrams
Courtesy of J.J. Abrams
United States
2021

Bad Robot

J.J.
Abrams

Co-CEO

The deal Abrams signed with WarnerMedia for prodco Bad Robot in 2019 — reported to be worth anywhere from $250 million to more than $500 million — has resulted in a stream of project announcements, including a “Superman” reboot scripted by Ta-Nehisi Coates and HBO Max series “Duster,” starring fellow “Lost” alum Josh Holloway, which Abrams is co-writing. He’s still producing upcoming sequels for Paramount’s “Mission: Impossible” and “Star Trek” film franchises and also executive produced “Little Voice” for Apple TV+, which was cancelled in 2021 after one season, though he’ll get another go at the streamer with Jennifer Garner’s upcoming “My Glory Was I Had Such Friends.” At HBO, Abrams also executive produces “Westworld,” with epic drama “Demimonde” in development.

Career

  • STAR WARS: EPISODE IX - THE RISE OF SKYWALKER
  • LOVECRAFT COUNTRY
  • WESTWORLD

Education

  • Sarah Lawrence College (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • TV Producers Impact
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