Updated April 19, 2021, 2:14 pm
- Amazon pays a large sum to produce its upcoming “Lord of the Rings” series.
- For just one season, the group was said to have spent around € 388 million.
- After all, the New Zealand government contributes to the costs.
Amazon Studios has clearly spared no expense to develop the upcoming “Lord of the Rings” series. The luxury TV show is currently being filmed and developed in New Zealand. The government there appears to be helping Amazon financially, like New Zealand’s Minister of Economy and Tourism, Stuart Nash Betrayed by Radio New Zealand.
Accordingly, production costs will come to around NZ $ 650 million (roughly € 388 million) – only for the first season. The government is supposed to bear a portion of the production costs, but Nash cannot disclose the exact amount. According to this, it should be more than 100 million USD.
Significantly more expensive than “Game of Thrones” and “The Mandalorian”
According to Nash, the deal paid off for the government because of its “multi-year advantages.” The politician sees a benefit to tourism in this and wants to continue making New Zealand attractive to the Amazon. Nash said, “That’s cool, it really is.” “This will be the greatest TV series of all time.”
For comparison: a season of “Game of Thrones” on HBO cost around $ 100 million (roughly € 84 million). Similar costs are said to have been incurred with the “The Mandalorian” Star Wars series. Another five seasons are currently planned on Amazon – including an additional spin-off series.
The Lord of the Rings series: plot details
At the start of the year there were the first official indications of what would appear in “The Lord of the Rings” series. Amazon Studios live broadcast provider describes the series’ content aloud theonering.net And therefore:
The upcoming Amazon Studios series brings the myths of legendary second-era heroes of Middle Earth history to screens for the first time. This epic drama takes place thousands of years before JRR Tolkien The Rings’ “The Hobbit” and “The Lord” and will transport the audience back in time. In which great powers were formed, kingdoms came to glory and fell into ruin, improbable heroes were tested, and hope hung by the finest strings and the greatest villain that arose from Tolkien the Pen, threatening to cover the whole world in darkness.
The main cast consists of Robert Aramayo, Owen Arthur, Nazanin Bunyadi, Tom Badge, Morvid Clark, Ismail Cruz Cordova, Emma Horvath, Marquilla Cavina, Joseph Molle, Teru Mahfidin, Sophia Numvitt, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith and Charlie Vickers. .
Shooting is still in full swing currently. Fans can look forward to the first broadcast on Amazon Prime Video this year.
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