People love to watch content on the big screen, right? But ever since the beginning, television shows have had the upper hand as they provide regular entertainment and maintain a constant curiosity. Every now and then we find ourselves watching a television show that blows our mind in terms of production. So we have to wonder, how much money actually went into making a single episode? Today, we’ll talk about some of the most expensive tv shows ever made or currently in production. Check it out!
Marvel Studios picked up pace in 2021 after not releasing any content for an entire year. It all started with the first Disney+ series, WandaVision. Marvel had decided to entertain their fans on the small screen as well which was a good decision. Shows like WandaVision and Loki were reported to have a budget of at least $25 million per episode, which even left Game of Thrones look like a sore loser. Both the shows were heavily dependant on CGI and the big-budget makes sense.
2. Game of Thrones
Regardless of how disappointing the finale of the series was, it was an epic show and no one can tell you otherwise. The show did not lack in exploring new locations, or bringing life-like dragons to the small screens. Everything, from sets to CGI reflected the money. GoT had a budget of $15 million per episode which was A LOT considering the show went on for 8 seasons, i.e., 73 episodes.
3. The Crown
Netflix doesn’t shy away from pumping in money to make something extraordinary. However, there are times when things go south, but not with The Crown. The streamer reportedly took an additional debt of $2 billion to assist their production, including this. The Crown reportedly has a budget of $13 million per episode and it is even said that the producers paid $35,000 to recreate Queen Elizabeth’s wedding dress.
There was a time when ER was responsible for making careers and literally made George Clooney a household name. From 1998 to 2003, the show definitely had its peak and even had Quentin Tarantino direct an episode. You know the show is doing impeccably well when NBC was handing out blank cheques to the producers. The per-episode budget was estimated to be somewhere around $13 million as well.
5. Band of Brothers
Anybody who has seen Band of Brothers knows that every single episode was curated delicately and took a lot of money to make. Two known producers, Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks did not hesitate in pumping money. The show had expensive action sequences, era-appropriate sets, a massive cast, and on-location shooting. Rounding it all up, the per-episode budget was estimated to be around $12.5 million. Even though it was expensive, the show had a certain regard for quality and enjoyed itself a strong fam following. Which television show is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below.