Amazon's forthcoming 'Lord of the Rings' TV series would cost $465 million to produce for one season, reports Variety.
The series, which is currently filming in New Zealand, will spend NZ$650 million on Season 1, which translates to 464.2 million in US dollars, according to Radio New Zealand.
The cost for 'Lord of the Rings' far exceeds other pricey TV series like HBO's 'Game of Thrones', Apple's 'The Morning Show' and Disney Plus'
'The Mandalorian', which all cost roughly $15 million per episode. Previous estimates for 'Lord of the Rings' put the production budget at $500 million for multiple seasons, not to mention the $250 million cost just for the rights from author JRR Tolkien's estate.
The cast includes Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budge, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, and Daniel Weyman.