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Amazon pays $ 465 million (!) For first season of ‘Lord of the Rings’ series

With Jeff Bezos, Amazon not only keeps the richest people on earth in its ranks, but also their series on film trilogy Lord of the Rings This is the most expensive series ever made. The internet company is paying almost half a billion dollars for the first season.

First season Lord of the RingsThe series will cost about $ 465 million. This is converted into a small 386 million euros. For a season. In 2017, Amazon acquired the rights to the author JRR Tolkien for $ 250 million ($ 7,207 million). Even so, the ball began to roll that the series would always be the most expensive. According to The Hollywood Reporter This will be the first series to reach a total of one billion dollars. The series is currently being filmed in New Zealand. Stuart Nash, New Zealand’s Minister for Economic Development and Tourism, told the local website RNJ, “This is great news for the country, and this series will be the biggest of all time.” As far as tourism in the country is concerned it will be over after the win Head of ringsThe trilogy is another incentive.

225 million Vandavision

In comparison, HBO paid 90 million million (74 74 million) for the last and most expensive season. Game of Thrones, Disney paid around 100 million (83 million euros) for the first season Mandalorian. For the nine chapters of Vandavision Disney pays a whopping $ 225 million (187 million euros) or 15 million per episode. Is the most expensive film franchise ever made The Hobbit. Director Peter Jackson’s trilogy, based on Tolkien’s books, is said to cost $ 623 million.

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Amazon’s outgoing CEO Jeff Bezos said the 400 seasons of the series could fetch $ 193 billion (160 160 billion).