One of the most expensive series ever made, if not on the top of the list, is The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power with almost half a billion dollars attached to it only for the first season and reportedly, it is a huge financial gamble for Amazon, making it too precious to lose.
The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power is currently an ongoing series on Amazon Prime Video introducing the lore of J.R.R. Tolkien set during the Second Age of Middle-earth. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the show couldn't fail according to an insider saying, "It’s too big to lose.”
In the same report, the chief of Amazon Studios, Jen Salke, said, “Obviously, it is incredibly important that this be successful. But this is a company that takes giant swings all the time, and they’re not afraid of risk.”
Salke pointed out that they anticipated the backlash of some Tolkien fans, “We all saw it coming, there were no surprises. Having insight into our global audience, we also have insight into the darker sides of how people can manipulate reviews and have other points of view that we wouldn’t support.”
The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power has a huge price tag on it, to start with, as according to Vanity Fair, the first season of the series has a whopping $462 million dollars price tag on it. It surely passed the $1 billion mark considering the whole series with the future seasons.
It might not be everyone's cup of tea but the series is currently diving deep into the lore of Tolkien following Middle-earth on its Second Age, thousands of years before what happened in The Hobbit and introducing new and familiar names in the show.
The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power is currently setting up the looming arrival of the Dark Lord Sauron, the final alliance of the humans and the elves, and the fall of the once prosperous and center of humankind, the island kingdom of Númenor.
The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.