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THR is reporting that total cost of this ‘Lord of the Rings’ series that is currently scheduled to premiere on Amazon could reach over $1 billion.
Five seasons have been confirmed for the show with possible spinoff series as well which is the reason for the increase in price.
Amazon is also required to start production within two years.
Further complicating the deal are the negotiations that will have to occur for any usage of any of the films in the series from New Line and parent company Warner Bros.
Also, there is no confirmation that Peter Jackson will be involved as his attorney stated that he was not a part of the 2017 rights.
Don’t forget thet the Weinsteins have a piece of this pie as well, and disgraced or not, they may want to come for a piece of this in the end if it shows years of profits.
Mark Reilly and Dorian Parks sit down to try to untangle this mess and offer their thoughts on if this is starting to look like a losing proposition for the streaming Amazon service.
They also explore what having or NOT having Peter Jackson involved will do for the prestige of the show.
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