The first season of Amazon Studios’ The Lord Of the Rings series will cost $465 million to produce.
Amazon is yet to reveal how many episodes Season 1 of The Lord Of the Rings consists of.
Yhe series required building expansive, elaborate sets and creating expensive costumes.
The extra startup costs will be amortized over future seasons.
The LOTR series also plans to shoot seasons back-to-back, which would reduce Season 2 costs.
Game of Thrones reportedly cost around $10 million an episode on average ($100 million a season)