Amazon’s upcoming series, set against the backdrop of JRR Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings”, will set new standards. This will impact the production costs. This is surprising considering the lack of marketing for this product. The “The Rings of Power”, will be the most expensive series of any time. A report from the American magazine IndieWire Amazon states that the first season will cost $450 million.
This is a huge amount, even compared to other productions. Each of the three “Lord of the Rings” films cost less than $100 million. The production cost of “Game of Thrones”, the popular series, has not exceeded $90 million per season or $15 million per episode. This is why the serialization of the Middle-earth stories, which will be a record-breaking project for the relatively new streaming industry, is so important. For film production, top values are also possible. This investment also shows the importance that Amazon’s management places on this product.
The first season of Amazon Prime will air in less than two months. It is surprising, then, that the advertising fire has not been extinguished for so long. The marketing team at Amazon seems to be counting on the hype to ignite, even though the series isn’t being advertised as much as other productions. This is not a surprising hope, considering the decades-long fascination with Middle Earth material.
It was started long ago
There have been no trailers that provide a clearer idea of the series’ content. One must rely on the original work: “Rings of Power” was created in the Second Age, which is more than 3000 years prior to the events of the Lord of the Rings. The famous rings were being made at that time, and it was during this time that the first confrontation with Sauron occurred. Fans will have the opportunity to see characters from past productions again. This is due to the extremely long-lived Elf. Galadriel as well as Elrond are already part of the cast. The series will also travel to famous places like Nmenor or the Misty Mountains.