Magazine article Screen International

WarnerMedia, Bad Robot Deal to 'Initially' Run through 2024

Magazine article Screen International

WarnerMedia, Bad Robot Deal to 'Initially' Run through 2024

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Content creator to honour existing obligations at Paramount, and at Disney on Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker.

WarnerMedia and J J Abrams’ Bad Robot have confirmed their huge overall deal covering TV series, theatrical features, games and digital platform content and revealed that it will “initially” run to the end of 2024.

First reported as being finalised in June and expected to be worth as much as $500m, the deal comes into force immediately and continues Bad Robot’s longstanding TV relationship with Warner Bros Television (WBTV) while moving the company’s film deal from Paramount to Warner Bros.

Abrams’ TV output will feed a range of WarnerMedia networks and platforms, including HBO and upcoming streaming service HBO Max. Bad Robot series will continue to be produced in association with WBTV, Warner Horizon Scripted Television or the WBTV group’s digital studio Blue Ribbon Content, with Warner Bros International Television Distribution distributing the shows around the globe.

Under previous deals over their 13-year relationship, Bad Robot and Warner made series including Fringe, Person Of Interest, Castle Rock and Westworld.

Bad Robot will now also develop original theatrical films for Warner Bros Pictures Group divisions including Warner Bros Pictures and New Line Cinema. …

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