WSJ: Apple spent $15M per episode on its upcoming ‘See’ drama for Apple TV+
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The report particulars that corporations like Amazon and Netflix have considerably ramped up their finances fro unique content material over latest years. Netflix initially spent $4.5 million per episode of “House of Cards,” however now many newcomers are shelling out between $eight million and $15 million per episode for unique TV.
For Apple particularly, the report says the corporate is spending almost $15 million per episode to supply its “See” sci-fi drama. The collection stars Jason Momoa from “Game of Thrones” and Aquaman. It has been described as a “world-building drama” set centuries sooner or later. The collection additionally stars Alfre Woodard, and was one of many exhibits teased at Apple’s March occasion:
“See,” set centuries sooner or later after a virus has worn out a lot of Earth’s inhabitants and left survivors blind, seems to be taking cues from the “Game of Thrones” playbook of cinematic world-building. Footage proven at Apple’s programming occasion featured Mr. Momoa ready-set for battle alongside dozens of actors in sweeping vistas filmed within the fields and forests of British Columbia.
Apple was initially reported to have a budget of about $1 billion for its original content and TV exhibits, nevertheless it’s unclear if it has caught to that quantity or expanded. A report final 12 months stated that Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon have been netting big payouts for his or her “The Morning Show” drama on Apple TV. The two are stated to have earned upward of $1.25 million each for the show.
Apple TV+ will launch this fall, nevertheless it faces intense competitors from the likes of HBO and Disney. Pricing for Apple TV+ stays unclear, however we anticipate Apple to share extra particulars within the fall.