If you have a Netflix subscription and you haven't check out these series, you should do it now! Their budgets speak for themselves.
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With all the success the platform has won, they are not thinking about budgets when it comes to investing in their most-watched series! So it's not a surprise that their 3 most expensive series round these prices:
3. The Get Down (2016) - $11 Million Per Episode
While most TV shows that canceled do so after a couple of seasons, but The Get Down was canceled only after a single season, and its ginormous budget of $11 million was a major motivation for its cancellation. Created by The Great Gatsby director Baz Luhrmann, the show tells the story of the rise of hip-hop and disco music culture in New York City of 1970 from the perspective of a group of teenagers.
The production behind the show was a troubled yet devoted one, with a lot of big-name celebrities in the music and literature industry brought in to refine the storytelling and acting such as rappers Grandmaster Flash and Nas.
2. Stranger Things (2016) - $12 Million Per Episode
Since its release in 2016, Stranger Things has developed into the most popular series on Netflix and is virtually their "flagship" product. So it is no wonder they are ready and willing to throw as much money at it as necessary, thus the show's budget gets ramped up after every season.
Season 1 had a reported budget of $6 million per episode, and for season 2 the budget per episode was bumped up further 2$ million. Details about the third season have been kept under wraps, but following the trend, it surely must have risen, and there is no telling how far Netflix is willing to go for future seasons.
1. The Crown (2016) - $13 Million Per Episode
With a budget equally as lavish as the premise and setting of the show, Netflix's The Crown is a historical drama about the life of Queen Elizabeth II and her reign, with the plot focusing on specific historical junctures in her life and featuring other British royalty figures as well such as Princess Margaret and Prince Philip.
The writing and acting were all rightfully praised, but the most eye-catching aspect of the show (and indirectly its most expensive) are its lavish production values and cinematography, with special focus given to the costumes.