Bad Robot Productions

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Bad Robot Productions
IndustryMotion pictures and television
HeadquartersSanta Monica, California, United States
Key peopleJ. J. Abrams, Bryan Burk
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Bad Robot Productions
IndustryMotion pictures and television
HeadquartersSanta Monica, California, United States
Key peopleJ. J. Abrams, Bryan Burk

Bad Robot Productions (formerly known as only Bad Robot) is an American film and television production company owned by J. J. Abrams. It is responsible for the television series Alias, Lost, Fringe, Person of Interest, Revolution, Almost Human and Believe alongside the feature length films Cloverfield, Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Super 8, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, and Morning Glory.

Bad Robot was originally part of Touchstone Television, but was moved by J. J. Abrams to Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Television, after his contract with ABC expired in 2006. Bad Robot produced Lost in association with ABC Studios, formerly Touchstone Television. The two companies jointly produced Six Degrees and What About Brian.

Abrams is Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, and Bryan Burk serves as Executive Vice President of the company.

The production logo has appeared since 2001, featuring a red rectangular headed robot running through a meadow silhouetted until it appears suddenly in front of the camera, followed by voices provided by two of Abrams' children, Henry and Gracie Abrams, saying "Bad robot!"[1] Although some fans believe that the name comes from a line in the animated film The Iron Giant, Abrams told Entertainment Weekly that it simply came to him during a writers' meeting.

In February 2013, it was announced that Bad Robot would be partnering with the Valve Corporation to produce possibly a Half-Life and Portal film in the distant future. Bad Robot released a trailer entitled "Stranger" (otherwise known as S.), it was rumoured to be JJ Abrams' next film or television project, perhaps even a Lost spin-off, but it was finally explained to be promoting S., J.J Abrams and Doug Dorst's new novel.

Bad Robot Productions is currently based in Santa Monica, California.[2]


The original Bad Robot Productions logo used from 2001 to 2008.

Bad Robot Productions produces both television programs and films.


2001Joy RideCo-production with 20th Century Fox and Regency Enterprises$23,000,000$36,642,838
2006Mission: Impossible IIICo-production with Paramount Pictures and Cruise/Wagner Productions$150,000,000$397,850,012
2008CloverfieldCo-production with Paramount Pictures$25,000,000$170,764,026
2009Star TrekCo-production with Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment$150,000,000$385,680,446
2010Morning GloryCo-production with Paramount Pictures$40,000,000$58,785,180
2011Super 8Co-production with Paramount Pictures and Amblin Entertainment$50,000,000$259,422,500
Mission: Impossible – Ghost ProtocolCo-production with Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions$145,000,000$693,054,071
2013Star Trek Into DarknessCo-production with Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions$185,000,000$451,813,226
2014Infinitely Polar BearCo-production with Paper Street Films and Park Pictures
2015Star Wars: The Force Awakens[3]Co-production with Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm, Post-production
Mission: Impossible 5[4]Co-production with Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions, Pre-Production
TBAStar Trek III (or XIII)[5]Co-production with Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions, In development

TV series[edit]

2005The CatchPilot
2006–2007What About Brian
2006–2007Six Degrees
2009Anatomy of HopePilot
2011–presentPerson of Interest
2012–2014Revolution [7]
2013–2014Almost Human

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