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‘House of the dragon’ vs. ‘The Rings of Power’: which cost more?

Though The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power takes place in a completely different universe House of the Dragon, both follow the theme of epic fantasy and their story unfolds between struggles for power, complex characters, war and blood. Although, you do not have to choose only one, it is imminent that there are comparisons and rivalries, the same Amazon-Prime He made jokes about it on his social networks.

One of the big differences is the cost of production, especially considering that the production based on the universe of J. R. R. Tolkien has the largest investment in the history of fiction series to the point that is financed by billionaire Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and writer’s fan.

‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’: When, what time and where to watch the series

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power It is one of Amazon’s central bets to compete in the streaming war waged by Netflix, Disney Plus and HBO Max. But, how much did it cost and will it be able to compete against House of the Dragon?

How much did ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ cost?

Amazon acquired the rights to the saga since 2017 by $250 millionat that very moment he promised with producing five seasons and the possibility of producing a sequel.

In addition to the cost involved in getting the story, the streaming platform spent around $465 million in producing the series, agree with Variety. Considering that the first season has 8 episodes, the company should have invested almost 60 million per chapter.

It is clear that the magnitude of the challenge is enormous. Not only for what it means to transfer a story of such magnitude, which by the way is lowin dry notes published at the end of Tolkin’s third book, but also because stars heroes and villains who are barely referenced in the writer’s trilogy and its addendums and appendices and whose creators and actors are largely unknown.

And ‘House of the Dragon’?

If we compare budget, the truth is that the spin-off series of game of Thrones it is far behind The Rings of Power. But it is not that House of the dragon has had a low budget either, because each chapter cost approximately 20 million dollarsaccording to the previously mentioned medium.

Without a doubt, a considerable part of the budget was destined to the design of the dragons and the special effects, since unlike game of Thronesviewers will enjoy watching more than a dozen dragons fly.

Money does not dictate, in most cases, the quality and handling of a plot, and HBO has shown that it has extensive experience in bringing these types of stories to the small screen. Although the millionaire sums play a major role, they do not dictate the success of a project.


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