Each community and streaming service needs to seek out their very own Sport of Thrones, and that’s how we find yourself with “a number of” Star Wars reveals. It’s a tv arms race — Hulu wins Excellent Drama Sequence on the Emmys, however Netflix steals Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy, however Apple will get Jennifer Aniston’s first TV lead function since Pals, however HBO faucets Meryl Streep for season two of Massive Little Lies (and nonetheless has Thrones) — so Amazon is bringing out the large weapons. And swords.

Amazon gave a multi-season order to a Lord of the Rings TV collection, which can reportedly happen earlier than the occasions of The Fellowship of the Ring. J.R.R. Tolkien’s trilogy of novels (and The Hobbit!) are among the many hottest books ever written, and Peter Jackson’s movie collection made practically $three billion and gained 17 Oscars, so there’s so much using on a present set in Center-earth. Amazon is keen to spend, too. It was beforehand reported that Rings could be the costliest TV present ever, however now now we have a greater thought of how a lot that’s.

In November, Amazon introduced it’ll make a prequel to the fantasy hit The Lord of the Rings. The corporate had supplied $250 million for the rights alone; manufacturing and advertising may increase prices to $500 million or extra for 2 seasons, one of many individuals stated. (Through)

That’s 1 / 4 of a billion for the rights (just like a posting payment in baseball), and one other quarter of a billion for 2 seasons. For comparability’s sake: the ultimate six-episode season of Sport of Thrones will price $90 million, or $15 million per episode. Lord of the Rings will seemingly be much more costly. It’s like that outdated expression: you must spend cash to make dragons.

(Through Reuters)

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