The first season of ‘The Lord of the Rings costed $465 million. The five-part show had a budget of $1 billion. LOTR and the Hobbit trilogies have been some of the most successful franchises ever. Here are five of the most expensive TV shows after LOTR.
Marvel Cinematic Universe
The ever-expanding MCU has a long list of shows in progress or on the road to release. Phase 4 of MCU has paved the way to masterpieces like Wandavision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Hawkeye, etc.
Disney has been investing about $25 Million per episode. If Wanda Vision is anything to go by, it’s money’s worth.
This HBO limited series is one of the most expensive TV series to ever air. Produced by the genius Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, the show portrays World War 2 accurately. The show costs $20 Million per episode.
Game of Thrones
Similar to LOTR, Game of Thrones originated from a book series. It’s one of the best-produced shows, ever since it aired first in 2011, on HBO. The show features many exotic locations, special effects, CGI, and dragons. Each episode of the 6th season is estimated to cost over $15 million.
The Mandalorian, the Star Wars Show on Disney+ shares the director with Iron Man. it has been a crowd favorite since its release. Moreover, Baby Yoda took over the Internet and everyone’s hearts. The series was praised and costed the creators over $15 Million per episode.
This high-budget show is an Apple TV+ production with a budget of close to $15 Million per episode. It revolves around the lives of a tribe chief and his clansmen who live their lives without an eye.
These TV shows are just the tip of the iceberg and are masterpieces that are worth watching.