Amazon has devoted a huge budget to the first season of The Lord of the Rings series. The first season will be by far the most expensive season in television history.
Today, another interesting detail came from Amazon’s eagerly anticipated Lord of the Rings series. According to a report shared from New Zealand where the series was filmed, the first season of the Lord of the Rings series will be by far the most expensive season in history with a huge budget of $ 465 million.
The information in question came from New Zealand’s Minister of Tourism, Stuart Nash. Speaking about the state’s support for Amazon for the series, Nash said “The Lord of the Rings project will be the largest series in global television history.” used the expressions. Nash stated that 650 million New Zealand Dollars (465 million US Dollars) will be spent for the first season of the show alone.
In the history of television, we have had the opportunity to watch very large projects, especially in the past years. Game of Thrones’ most expensive season was set with a budget of $ 90 million ($ 15 million per episode). Disney, on the other hand, spent $ 100 million for the first season of The Mandalorian. We have also read reports that a budget of $ 25 million is allocated for each episode of Marvel TV series such as WandaVision.
The Lord of the Rings series is now preparing to take the bar to a whole new level. The first season of the series has a budget that has not even been seen in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies before. With this project, Amazon aims to move the Prime Video service to a different location.
Amazon first started preparations for the Lord of the Rings series in 2017. After about three years of planning, the shooting of the series started in February 2020. Afterwards, shooting was stopped due to the pandemic and started again in September.
The series has not yet made a statement about the date of the month, but the first season is expected to meet with the audience in 2022. Amazon has also already approved the second season of the series.
Set in the Second Age thousands of years before the movies, The Lord of the Rings series will take the audience on a fantastic journey from the depths of the Misty Mountains to Lindon, the capital of the elves, and the legendary island kingdom of Numenor. It is stated that the dark lords Melkor and Sauron will take place in the series.