ITS LITERALLY A NEW FORM of LULZ! HYPE!
>Amazon's The Lord of the Rings TV show, The Rings of Power, reportedly carries one of the biggest budgets in the history of any TV production. Now, some of the key creatives working on the project have spoken about the budget and how they believe it's actually a bargain for what's being produced. Not only that, but one of its directors believes The Rings of Power isn't even a TV show, but it's instead something new for the entertainment world.
>Showrunner JD Payne told Empire that people should "keep the budget in context," adding that The Rings of Power Season 1 is actually more akin to an eight-hour movie.
>"This is the length of three Marvel films, done on the schedule of two, for the budget of one. Look at it in the context of what's actually being produced and you could say that it's a bargain," Payne said.
>Amazon is said to have spent $250 million on the rights alone, along with $465 million to produce Season 1. Amazon's Jennifer Salke said the massive fee makes for a good headline for people to latch onto, but she reminded people that this money is being spent to "sustain the whole series."
>Director J.A. Bayona is quoted in the piece, too, saying The Rings of Power should not even be thought of as a TV show because it's breaking new ground in the entertainment space. "The Rings of Power is not television. It's a new form we're creating here," Bayona said.
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