Some new details on Amazon’s LOTR series

edited April 5 in Other TV
http://www.slashfilm.com/lord-of-the-rings-tv-show-budget/

Per the report, they have a 5 year commitment, if production starts within 2 years. The big one is that they could have a budget close to $1 billion. 
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  • walktheskywalkthesky New York
    Can’t help but feel excited for this. I’ve read the simillarion a couple times. So much to pull from that book. 
    ElisaPangs
  • What is a $200 million season in context?  A quick search tells me GOT is about $10 million per episode.  LOTR seems 1.75 to 2 x greater.
    Elisa
  • ElisaElisa Los Angeles
    edited April 5
    I'm in!  This is totally Amazon's version of GOT.
    KingKobraJovial_Falcon
  • edited April 5
    The Fellowship of the Ring: 93 million
    The Two Towers: 94 million
    The Return of the King: 94 million

    ~9 hours = ~300 million or ~30mil/hour

    5 seasons x 10 episodes = 500 hours

    None of this means anything. I'm just spitting numbers out... Plus these are 15 year old numbers.

    Also, movies ≠ tv. 

    Ignore me. 
  • This has a lot of potential.  I'll be curious to see where they go with it story wise and who they end up pulling in as far as actors, story writers, directors...
  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    Can we get new LOTR couch co-ops pls k thx
  • Calling it now, it's gonna be fucking young Aragorn.

    They don't have the balls to go full Silmarillion. Hope I'm wrong, though.
    Pangs
  • JaimieTJaimieT Atlanta, GA
    No, it's going to be Beren and Luthien. 
    Elisa
  • ElisaElisa Los Angeles
    Plenty of goodness in the Sil. 
  • tom_g said:
    What is a $200 million season in context?  A quick search tells me GOT is about $10 million per episode.  LOTR seems 1.75 to 2 x greater.
    It's not clear to me if the billion dollar budget referenced in the article includes the 250 million for the rights or not?
  • CoryCory New Scotland
    Is this going to be the same story as the movie, or some kind of spin-off from the books/movies?
  • JaimieTJaimieT Atlanta, GA
    edited April 9
    Cory said:
    Is this going to be the same story as the movie, or some kind of spin-off from the books/movies?

    It's based on The Silmarillion, which is more of the prequel to The Lord of the Rings than The Hobbit.

    Edit: I should say probably. I'm confusing speculation with actual news.
  • I heard it was just a series of therapy sessions called Bilbo's Baggage
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