Looks like Westeros is going through a recession.
On Friday, Diversity reported that HBO spent less than $20 million per episode to make the series much anticipated Game of Thrones prequel series, Dragon’s Housewill start on August 21 of this year.
The price of 20 million dollars per episode compared to Game of Thrones‘the estimated total season cost is $100 million. When it started airing in 2011, the episodes cost around $6 million to make, with the number going up to $15 million by its final season in 2019. Consider changes in the streaming landscape. from Thrones the finale of the series and the quality of special effects required for a project of this magnitude, $20 million, a bit hard to believe, advertised as… no that a lot of money? The Diversity The article points to the price tag as an indication of production efficiency.
Indeed, compared to the staggering $465 million cost to produce eight episodes of Amazon’s upcoming first season Lord of the Rings spin-off, $20 million per episode is starting to look frugal. Title Rings of PowerThe new series premieres September 2nd and will likely be a genre competitor with Dragon’s House.
The Diversity The report comes after news that Netflix spent a whopping $30 million per episode to produce the final season of the series. strange things, out this summer. While the number itself may not be a surprise for an ambitious, special-effects show like the Duffer Brothers hit sci-fi series, it’s a big outlay for the audience. with a company in crisis.
Earlier this week, it was reported that the streaming giant was actually losing subscribers for the first time in a decade — 200,000 of them. A significant drop in users sent Netflix’s stock price plummeting, falling 35% on Thursday. It’s just the latest sign of the struggle from the one-time leader in the streaming space, which has been arrested for canceling several beloved shows (RIP, Babysitter Club, you were perfect) and threatened to crack the password sharing.
To paraphrase a popular, dragon-centric fantasy series, when you play the streaming game, you win or you die.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/game-of-thrones-prequel-house-of-the-dragon-only-cost-dollar20-million-per-episode?source=articles&via=rss ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel ‘House of the Dragon’ Only Costs $20 Million Per Episode