14 of the most expensive TV episodes
It’s a golden age of television, with shows like WandaVision, Stranger Things, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Friends, ER, The Big Bang Theory, and so many more. From lavish production costs to high-priced talent (we’re looking at you cast of Friends and The Big Bang), it’s no wonder these shows cost millions to make, and that number keeps growing every year, with every new streaming service vying for your attention.
Fifty years ago, the landscape was quite different. Large budgets were only for movies. Television was the domain of cheap, easy-to-produce programs shot on simple sets and studio backlots. Dick Van Dyke, I Love Lucy, Bewitched, and so many of these shows could pump out episode after episode due to being low budget. But as time went on, this started to change as more and more televisions entered people’s homes. The demand for TV increased, so it’s fair to say that budgets for network tv shows needed to grow.
But now, tv shows are no longer contained just on “TV.” It’s the streaming war, and streaming services are getting more competitive. What was once just Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu, now more than ever, streaming companies are entering the race like The Walt Disney Company’s Disney+, Apple’s Apple TV+, and WarnerMedia’s HBO Max. With so many streaming companies come many new shows, and with those shows come colossal price tags, and you’d be shocked by how many millions of dollars they sink into just 1 episode of some of your favorite hit shows, and which shows spend more money than others.
So empty your wallets, and let’s dive into TV Episodes That Cost Millions to make.
2:53 The Big Bang Theory
3:32 Breaking Bad
4:17 Game of Thrones
4:55 The Mandalorian
5:35 Marvel’s Defenders
6:12 Sense 8
6:39 Stranger Things
7:13 The Crown
8:33 The Pacific
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