Billion dollar bet

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Apr 2018 11:21:51


 

Turns out, the small screen adaptation of Lord of the Rings is all set to be the most expensive TV series ever, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The battle for rights of the popular series was going on for quite some time between Netflix and Amazon. The negotiations have resulted in Amazon acquiring the rights of the series, adapted from JRR Tolkien’s books for USD 250 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter.


The five-season series deal ensures that the show must be in production within two years. The series is expected to cost upward of USD 1 million, with all castings, producers, and visual effects factored in.
The fantasy-adventure genre films came out as a big hit and earned about USD 5.85 billion worldwide.