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When Amazon first announced that they were doing a “Lord of the Rings” show . . . it sounded like they were going BIG to make it the next “Game of Thrones”.  Well, they’re sure spending big.

The price tag for Season 1 just hit the Internet, and it’s $465 million.  Yes, they’re spending almost half-a-BILLION on the first season.  And they’re planning on doing FIVE seasons.

“Game of Thrones” cost roughly $100 million per season.  In the beginning, each episode cost around $6 million . . . but by the end, that budget grew to around $15 million per episode.

The “Hollywood Reporter” notes that this number could include the $250 million Amazon paid for the rights to “The Lord of the Rings”.  And there are start-up costs they won’t have to pay again . . . like for costumes and props.

(I guess for Jeff Bezos, that price tag isn’t too bad.  He’s supposedly worth $197.8 billion . . . so what’s $465 million?)

(For ROUGH comparison, it’s like if you have $500K to your name . . . including your house, car, and stuff . . . and you spent $1,175 making a YouTube video for your business.)


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