‘The Lord of the rings’Will be landing on Amazon Prime Video very soon. The platform has acquired the rights to make a series of the famous trilogy that will become the most expensive in history.
Amazon Studios will invest 388 million euros in the first season from the series about the universe of ‘The Lord of the Rings’, produced by the Spanish Juan Antonio Bayona.
Company sources confirmed to the newspaper “The Hollywood Reporter” the amount of 465 million dollars (about 388 million euros), after the authorities of New Zealand, the country where the series will be filmed, advanced the cost of filming , which will be accompanied by tax incentives.
“I can say that Amazon is going to spend 465 million dollars in a single season. It’s fantastic, it really is. It will be the greatest television series ever made, ”New Zealand’s Minister of Tourism and Economic Development Stuart Nash said during a radio interview.
A government report advanced that the plans for Amazon They go through filming five seasons in the country and include the possibility of adding a derivative fiction.
In comparison, another of the most expensive series in history, ‘Game of Thrones’ invested about 100 million dollars (83.5 million euros) per season.
Each initial episode cost an average of € 5 million, although at the end of the series the budget rose to € 12.5 million.
The series derived from ‘The Lord of the rings‘It has already started its production phase, employing more than 1,200 people and with an estimated tax refund of more than 83.5 million euros thanks to tax incentives.