Lord of the Rings TV Show has spent 465 million on the first season

By MediaMonkey

April 17, 2021
When Amazon announced they’d bought the rights to a Lord of the Rings TV show, it was revealed they’d pledged a billion dollars to make a multi season storyline. Well, information has come out (oddly, via the government of New Zealand’s Official Information Act) and it suggests season one has so far cost $465 million dollars.
 
That’s surely the most expensive season in TV history, with the comparator being Game of Thrones costing 100 million a season. But given the massive impact of streaming, if you view Lord of the Rings as another movie series in a world where Netflix paid $450 for Knives Out 1 and 2, and realise a lot of that is setup costs for the whole project (like getting someone to write a decent six season plotline before they begin… we fucking hope), then it feels understandable.
 
We could do the First Law trilogy with much less, hit us up Jeff Bezos.

Conversation

Your voice matters. Conversations are moderated for civility. Read our guidelines here.

0 Comments

Leave a Reply

Trending

Radio Player App

Download the SupaJam radio app so you can access SupaJam Radio on your phone!

Support Supajam!