LateReg wrote:firefly2193 wrote:Panapaok wrote:It is that high. It has been confirmed that the budget is on par with Showtime's other big dramas, which all have less episodes than TP. It has many locations, many sets built, a ginormous cast and tons of visual effects. There's also what I'm sure was a very big paycheck to Lynch, Frost and Maclachlan. It's a super expensive show for Showtime.
Yeah fair enough, I believe it. Just initially hard to believe it had 2/3 of the budget of something like Game of Thrones, given the general gulf in special effect quality between the two shows. Part 8 felt to me like a $4.5 million dollar episode, the others less so. Hopefully there's some incredible work on that level in the final third of this show.
I hear what you're saying, but 18 hours is so much more than Game of Thrones. I can only assume that plays a factor in the higher budget, as time is money, and more locations and actors are being used, etc. Also, the effects in Part 8 were, imo, better than anything in Game of Thrones. The effects in the rest of the series were probably also costly (Counterpaul has posted intelligently about how they're professionally rendered), even though they don't look "realistic."
I was basing that off $6 million per ep for Game of Thrones and $4.4 million per ep for TPTR. I didn't mean to be critical or give any judgement of the effects in TPTR, but you can see my point about why I was a little skeptical of the budget being that high. I'm sure the filming in so many locations etc is a big part of the TPTR budget, and agree that Part 8 felt like big bidget television. I wonder/hope that at least the final few parts also have that feel, with whatever goes down.