On Friday, Reports state that HBO has spent less than $20 million per episode to make the hotly and highly anticipated Game of Thrones prequel series, “House of the Dragon,” which is all set to begin its journey on August 21 of this year.
Every episode’s $20 million price tag compares to the Game of Thrones’ approximate total season cost of almost around $100 million. When the show had just begun in 2011, the episodes had cost around $6 million to make, with the number and the goal of reaching $15 million by the arrival of the final season in 2019.
Considering the changes brought out in the streaming landscape since the Thrones series finale and the quality of the special effects necessary for a project of the caliber and potential, $20 million can somewhat unbelievably be touted as not that much money.
Netflix is said to have shelled out on a whopping amount of $30 million straight per episode to produce the final season of the Stranger Things out in the upcoming summer. While the number itself was not an eyebrow-raising for an ambitious, special-effects-laden show like the Duffer Brothers’ hit sci-fi series, it is a massive expenditure for a company in crisis.
Earlier this week, It is said to have been reported that the streaming service had lost several thousand subscribers for the first time in the decade (approximately 200,000 of them). The drop in the number of users caused Netflix’s share price to stoop down to 35 percent on Thursday.