The Most Expensive TV Shows Ever

From The Guardian:’When “The Crown” debuted on Netflix last week, it drew immediate attention for its lavish look and for creator Peter Morgan’s ambition to spend nearly 60 hours telling the full story of Queen Elizabeth II, from her youth to today. “The Crown” also raised eyebrows for the news that its backers spent over $100 million to produce the series’ first 10 episodes. Twenty years ago, the goal of any TV producer was to keep costs low and to make enough episodes to get a syndication deal, so that the money for reruns would keep rolling in. These days, companies are willing to spend big on just one short season, knowing that some viewers tend to look at high production values as a sign that a show’s worth binge-watching.’

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