Can you believe it? The Lord of the Ring is finally getting premiered in 2022. We’ll get to witness our new favorite series once again. Only a week has passed since the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, and it has already started to break records. It has become the biggest premiere on Amazon Prime Video.
It is stated that the series has been costly. The budget of this series is so high that a single episode has cost around $60 million!!! The budget of the series is the biggest one yet so far. It is bigger than the House of the Dragon, which has a budget of $20 million per episode.
During its first premiere, the series released two episodes at once. The reviews the series has got are positive. Everyone has loved the series, the visuals, actions, story, and design; everything has been outstanding, just as the fans wanted.
The series gained over 25 million views on its first premiered two episodes. This was an outstanding performance by the series on its first day. With such kind of massive amount of views, it has set a new record for streaming views.
What do Amazon Studios have to say on Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power?
The Rings of Power has already started breaking the Amazon Prime Video record. The views they got on this week are insane, but is the budget they put in worth it? Let’s see what the head of Amazon Studios, Jennifer Salke, has to say on this topic.
“It is somehow fitting that Tolkien’s stories – among the most popular of all time and what many consider to be the true origin of the fantasy genre – have led us to this proud moment. I am so grateful to the Tolkien Estate – and to our showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, executive producer Lindsey Weber, cast and crew – for their tireless collaborative efforts and boundless creative energy.”
He adds: “And it is the tens of millions of fans watching – clearly as passionate about Middle-earth as we are – who is our true measure of success.” We can be sure that Jennifer Salke is happy with their massive production and its great growth.
What is making this series, The Rings of Power, so expensive?
The LOTR series is already starting to break records, but isn’t a $60 million budget for a SINGLE episode expensive? It, of course, is! Let’s find out the reason why it is so expensive.
The series is putting great work of visual effects, CGI, VFX, and a great storyline. It could be possible that they are making this series one of the best, which we could already see the results popping on in its fire premiered date.
When we look at the production of the series, we might not find great differences. It might be hard for us to see the difference because it looks like some big production series, but each detail they have added to the series is what makes it different and expensive.
The series has put a lot of dedication and work into the series. The series almost looks real. It doesn’t look chappy or anything like She-Hulk. The green screens, CGI, and studio work has been made to look as real as possible.
Let’s see what Markella Kavenagh, who plays the role of Nori, has to say on this topic. “They kind of built the foundation in the groundwork for us- They built all of these sets for us. They made them as real as possible, and we could just go in and react to that, really.”
This shows that the series is expensive, and by looking at the views they got during their premiere date, it might also be a great success for the production company. The RIngs of Power might be the highest costed series. If we look at other series, then they are very low on the budget than the LOTR series.
During the final season of Game of Thrones, the budget of their single episode was only $15 million. Similarly, the Fourth Season of Stranger Things cost over $40 million for each episode. This makes the series one of the most expensive series.
How Many Episodes Will There Be In the First Season?
The First Season of this series will premiere on October 14. In that period, it was stated that the first season would consist of eight episodes. The series will cost almost $480 million. The series has probably already started doing its productions for its incoming season 2.
The series will now become one of the world’s most popular and costly series. The production and construction for each episode will be costly, and when you calculate the costs, the production budget might even cost more than $1 billion.
Don’t let the production go waste; if you are eager to watch the episode, you can watch the first two episodes on Amazon Prime Video.