Unfortunately, it’s still unclear when Amazon’s ambitious is The Lord of the Ringsthe series is published. We recently found out that it was a prequel, but otherwise the very expensive project remains a big mystery. It is clear that Amazon Prime Video plans to Game of thrones surpass.
It’s not for nothing that the project is co-produced by Bryan Cogman, who previously joined Game of thrones work. Especially in the early seasons, this fantasy series often made professional headlines due to the skyrocketing budgets of the time. Since then, high-end television has become very mainstream, in part due to the vastly expanded range of streaming services.
Lord of the Rings from Amazon
But Amazon goes further than anyone. We already knew that the company was already planning to have five seasons The Lord of the Ringsseries, and that the company would invest $ 1 billion. Well, it gets even more impressive.
It became clear how much Amazon is stopping in the first season alone: $ 465 million. That alone is almost half of what we initially expected for all five seasons. Then the The Lord of the Ringsprequel was called the most expensive series of all time, but now the project has already earned that label.
The most expensive series of all time
The news comes from a startling angle. Stuart Nash, New Zealand Minister for Economic Development and Tourism, shared the remarkable news. The question is whether Amazon is happy with it, but there is nothing they can do about it at the moment.
“What I can tell you is that Amazon is going to spend around NZ $ 650 million for the first season alone. It’s fantastic, it’s real… this will be the greatest TV series ever made.
The figures were released by the New Zealand government. It also shows that the studio plans to film all five seasons of the fantasy series in New Zealand. And that’s not all! A mysterious spin-off is also planned.
Game of Thrones and The Mandalorian
By comparison, HBO gave around $ 100 million per season. Game of thrones of. Too The Mandalorian cost a similar amount per season. What happens if you spend five times as much? We hope to find out later next year. Incidentally, that doesn’t mean that every subsequent season will also receive such a budget: the first season has a lot more start-up costs, including building sets and pre-production.
But there is no doubt that it will be the most expensive series of all time. But yes, more money doesn’t automatically mean a better streak, so don’t celebrate too early. Learn more about where the history of The Lord of the Ringsseries is on and the cast in this article:
Amazon finally reveals what the Lord of the Rings series is all about
Oh yeah, and don’t forget to check out the bizarre Soviet version of the movies as a sweetener:
Weird Soviet version Lord of the Rings suddenly appears after decades