“House of the Dragon” has a higher budget than “Game of Thrones Season 8”, and its single episode cost is less than $20 million

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“Game of Thrones” prequel “House of the Dragon” has been confirmed to start on August 21 this year, and HBO has not given a specific amount for the budget of the series.

But the show’s first season cost “less than $20 million per episode,” according to Variety.

"House of the Dragon" has a higher budget than "Game of Thrones Season 8", and its single episode cost is less than $20 million

It is reported that the single episode budget of “House of the Dragon” is not “too much higher” than “Game of Thrones” season eight ($15 million a single episode), and its single episode budget is about $15 million to $20 million. between.

Related Post: “House of the Dragon” Releases Multiple Character Posters.

The reason why HBO can control costs is because they have learned from “Game of Thrones”, “Westworld” and “His Dark Materials” to improve production efficiency.

"House of the Dragon" has a higher budget than "Game of Thrones Season 8", and its single episode cost is less than $20 million

By comparison, “Stranger Things,” one of the most expensive episodes of all time, cost about $30 million for a single episode in season four.

“House of the Dragon” is based on George Raymond Richard Martin’s novel “Fire & Blood”, set 300 years before the actual “Game of Thrones”.

"House of the Dragon" has a higher budget than "Game of Thrones Season 8", and its single episode cost is less than $20 million

It tells the story of the rise and fall of the House of Targaryen, including the famous civil unrest “Dance of the Dragons” in the history of the House of Targaryen, which Martin will co-develop with Ryan Condal.

The series will air on HBO MAX.

Related Post: “House of the Dragon” exposes a large number of posters and stills, it will be broadcast on August 21 .

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