Lord of the Rings by Amazon
Okay, so we were still hung up on how gorgeously Game of Thrones was made and how expensively it was produced by HBO. But now Amazon has broke (maybe all) records for producing the largest TV series ever made. Lord of the Rings by the Amazon Studios is worth all gold and glory as it confirms the series first season being made for $465m.
Stuart Nash, New Zealand minister for economic development and tourism, told Morning Report, “What I can tell you is Amazon is going to spend about $650 million in season one alone,” He further said, “This is fantastic, it really is… this will be the largest television series ever made.”
The figures were released as a component of the New Zealand government’s Official Information Act and at first announced by the New Zealand outlet ‘Stuff.’ The records also affirmed the studio’s arrangement to film conceivably five seasons in New Zealand — as well as could be expected, at this point unannounced spinoff series.
Game of Thrones vs Lord of the Rings
In comparison, HBO’s Game of Thrones cost around $100 million to produce per season, with its per-episode cost beginning at around $6 million for season one and at last ascending to around $15 million for each scene in season eight.
The official description says, The Lord of the Rings “brings to screens for the very first time the heroic legends of the fabled Second Age of Middle-earth’s history.
This epic drama is set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. And it will take viewers back to an era in which great powers were forged. Kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin, unlikely heroes were tested. Hope hung by the finest of threads, and the greatest villain that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cover all the world in darkness.
Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new. They confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains to the majestic forests of the elf-capital of Lindon. To the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor. To the furthest reaches of the map. These kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.”