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‘Cloverfield’ Sequel in the Works, Babak Anvari to Direct

Paramount Pictures has a new Cloverfield movie in active development, with Babak Anvari attached to direct the next installment of the popular franchise. Joe Barton was earlier brought on board by J.J. Abrams and Paramount Pictures to pen the screenplay for the sequel. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions banner is producing the franchise sequel along with […]

Steve Levitan on Life After ‘Modern Family’ and Why ‘Reboot’ Is TV Therapy

Welcome to the 186th episode of TV’s Top 5, The Hollywood Reporter’s TV podcast. Every week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fienberg (chief TV critic) break down the latest TV news with context from the business and critical sides, welcome showrunners, executives and other guests, and provide a critical guide of what to watch (or skip, as […]

Showtime Encounters Trademark Lawsuit Over ‘UFO’ Docuseries

Showtime Networks has been hit with a trademark infringement lawsuit over UFO, a J.J. Abrams-produced docuseries exploring the possible existence of alien life and the government’s role in covering up sightings of unidentified flying objects, by the owners of a magazine of the same name. UFO Magazine Inc. claims that the network’s show disrupts its […]

Jon M. Chu to Direct ‘Oh, The Places You’ll Go!’ Animated Film

Jon M. Chu has been tapped to direct the animated film adaptation of Oh, The Places You’ll Go! for Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Warner Animation Group. The film, set to debut in 2027, will bring the iconic story and characters of Dr. Seuss’ beloved book to the big screen and marks Bad Robot Productions’ first […]

‘Overlook’ Hotel Drama From J.J. Abrams Being Shopped After HBO Max Pass

Overlook is on the move. Sources say HBO Max has passed on the J.J. Abrams-produced spinoff of sorts from The Shining, with the drama about the most famous haunted hotel in American fiction being shopped by producers Warner Bros. Television. The property, which is based on the iconic hotel featured in the 1977 novel by […]

J.J. Abrams, Angela Robinson Bringing DC Comics’ ‘Madame X’ to TV at HBO Max

J.J. Abrams is adding another DC Comics-inspired TV series to his slate. The prolific producer is teaming with Angela Robinson to adapt DC’s Madame X as a scripted drama series for HBO Max. Sources say the project, which is in the early development stages, will be written and exec produced by Robinson (Professor Marston & […]

Bad Robot Games Raises $40 Million in Series B Funding

Bad Robot’s video game division has raised over $40 million in Series B funding that will go towards expanding its studio infrastructure and developing new titles, the company announced on Tuesday. The latest round of funding for the three-year-old division was helmed by Galaxy Interactive, with help from previous investors Horizons Ventures, ICONIQ Capital and […]

J.J. Abrams Sets Original Series ‘Subject to Change’ at HBO Max

The series is described as a harrowing, mind- and reality-bending adventure and marks the latest endeavor for the streamer from the prolific writer-producer.

Bad Robot Recruits FX Exec to Lead Animation (Exclusive)

John Agbaje will serve as senior vp animation and oversee the company's film and TV projects, reporting to Hannah Minghella.

Election Day Becomes a Paid Holiday for Some Hollywood Companies

OWN, AMC and Bad Robot are giving employees Nov. 3 off, as some companies launch voting initiatives and encourage volunteering at polls.

Bad Robot Snags Rights to Glennon Doyle Best-Seller ‘Untamed’

Bad Robot Productions has landed rights to author Glennon Doyle's best-selling memoir Untamed, winning the option in a competitive situation. Bad Robot will develop the book for TV, with the author and Jessie Nelson — creator of the Bad Robot-produced Little Voice at Apple — co-writing the first episode. Warner Bros. TV, where Bad Robot […]

Bad Robot Pledges $10M Donation to Organizations With “Anti-Racist Agendas”

After a weekend that saw protests spring up all over the country to condemn the death of an unarmed black man in police custody, the production house behind the latest Star Wars films and Lovecraft Country has pledged a significant investment in groups aimed at racial equality in the U.S.