Out Of My Vulcan Mind wrote:
No way in hell can Netlfix afford this show.
The first show they've greenlighted, David Fincher's House of Cards
(set to star Kevin Spacey), has a budget of $100 million for 26 episodes, although it's being reported that Fincher now wants even more money. That's a budget per episode just slightly lower than that of Terra Nova
. The assumption that Netflix is looking to make low budget shows and that that's all they can afford is erroneous.
Of course, to conclude from this that Netflix is just rolling in dough and can't wait to pay it out to producers would be misleading as well - 100 million to Fincher is 100 million that's not available to spend on stuff like Terra Nova
. Choices have to be made.