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Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ will cost at least $465 million


Still from “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.”

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Amazon’s “Lord of the Rings” television show is shaping up to be a costly endeavor for the tech company.

On Friday, New Zealand’s minister for economic development and tourism revealed that the fantasy drama will be one of the most costly television series ever made, with its season one price tag coming in at around $465 million.

“But what I can tell you is Amazon is going to spend about $650 million in season one alone,” Stuart Nash told Morning Report. The figure he provided was in local currency.

The production figure is massive and likely the largest sum any studio has spent to produce a single season of…


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