‘Game of Thrones’ final season’s budget is $15 million per episode. That’s a lot of blue dragon flames, dude
Game of Thrones‘ final season budget is fucking staggering, dude. HBO is going to be barfing up $15 million per episode to send their flagship series off.
Game Of Thrones creates an entire world out of CGI, natural locations, and IKEA. But it turns out that creating Westeros from scratch, never cheap in the first place, is going to be extra expensive in the final season.
Variety, discussing the growing budgets of peak TV, dropped a fairly stunning figure for the final season amid a Netflix executive’s revelation that they think $20 million an hour is a possible future for TV:
There was a time not too long ago when the suggestion of forking over that much money for 60 minutes of scripted content might have gotten Wells laughed out of the room. But now $20 million seems the logical extension of where Netflix and its many competitors are headed; HBO isn’t that far away with its budget-busting hit “Game of Thrones,” which will see the price of its final episodes run $15 million apiece.
Yes, $15 million. An episode. That’s up from $6 million from the first season, although, to be fair, the show has grown vastly in scope since then, adding characters, needing more effects, and delivering battles at a much larger scale. Also, come on, just look at Kit Harrington, that is a man who has a lot of hair infrastructure.