Chest 26.04.2021 08:52
It is already known that Amazon Prime Video’s Lord of the Rings series will be the most expensive series ever. But now there are accurate figures for production costs for the first season. In fact, Season 1 is indeed the most expensive of all the Lord of the Rings movies combined.
Like the Peter Jackson films, the Amazon Prime Video series was filmed in New Zealand. It’s not just the spectators who take advantage of the stunning landscapes. New Zealand could also benefit from such a huge project. Aside from the fact that the movie should be a good advertisement for the area, a lot of the production money on site is also taxed. Since he’s talking about “Lord of the Rings” and Amazon, we’re talking huge sums.
It was reported in advance that the five planned seasons should cost more than a billion dollars. This would make “Lord of the Rings” the most expensive series of all time. It appears that the series doesn’t need five seasons to get that much. As the New Zealand Minister of Economic Development and Tourism said, the production costs for the first season are already US $ 465 million. This would make the season not only the most expensive ever, but also five times more expensive than the average season of “Game Of Thrones”.
It may be the fact that the first season has become prohibitively expensive due to the pandemic and increased safety precautions. But even if the following seasons became “cheaper,” the series would have no problem becoming the most expensive of all. One can only hope that it will be at least as good as it is expensive. Unfortunately, due to the strict secrecy, we still haven’t got any real idea of the shooting. The first trailer should be out soon, as the series will start this year.