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Old 12-13-2016, 10:02 AM
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How much Sense8 cost for season compared with Marco Polo?
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Old 12-13-2016, 10:22 AM
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The short answer is we don't know.

The longer answer:

At the time Marco Polo was released, in 2014, it was said it had an average cost of $9M/episode for a combined $90, and it was called the most expensive series of Netflix.

At the time The Get Down was released, this year, it was said it cost $10M/episode for a $120M total, and was called the most expensive series of Netflix.

At the time The Crown was released, this year, it was said it cost 100M pounds, which translates to something like $127M, and was called the most expensive series of Netflix.

My opinion is that Sense8 should be bellow those, since neither Netflix, nor the press (if we exclude shitty clickbait sites) have ever called it "the most expensive", nor have they ever given an estimate of cost, despite being a series created by Hollywood directors, which should make them very interested in researching that.

At least that's my theory, that it is "cheaper". However, what is not a theory, is that I'm sure it's not "cheap".

Well, at least as far as Season 1 is concerned that's what I think. I don't know about Season 2 and the reshoots due to Ameen leaving.
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Old 12-13-2016, 12:16 PM
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Hm, looks like Marco Polo lost a good $200M for Netflix.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/liv...seasons-955561

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Originally developed with a straight-to-series order at Starz back in 2012, Marco Polo debuted to dismal reviews — THR chief TV critic Tim Goodman called it "a middling mess, complete with random accents, slow story and kung fu" — and little buzz.

The drama, produced by The Weinstein Co., featured a global cast that included Lorenzo Richelmy in the title role with Benedict Wong as Kublai Khan. The second season launched quietly July 1, with options on the cast set to expire at year's end. Sources tell THR that the series, across both seasons, was responsible for a $200 million loss to the streaming giant. Sources say the decision to not move forward with a third season of Marco Polo was a joint one between Netflix and TWC.
Not sure how if season 1 cost $90M, 2 seasons can lose $200M, maybe with marketing costs and other costs I know nothing about, but there you have it. It really doesn't make sense for Netflix to develop a third final season, if they will just end up losing $300M in the end, best to cut their losses now..
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Old 12-16-2016, 09:05 AM
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IMDb Poll: Favorite Netflix Drama Series
Which drama series that had their original production commissioned by Netflix is your favorite?

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/NQ8rVANhWao/
Results: http://www.imdb.com/poll/NQ8rVANhWao/results

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01. 808 23% House of Cards (2013)
02. 727 21% Stranger Things (2016)
03. 463 13% Daredevil (2015)
04. 292  8% Narcos (2015)
05. 280  8% Orange Is the New Black (2013)
06. 269  8% Hemlock Grove (2013)
07. 127  4% Jessica Jones (2015)
08. 121  3% Sense8 (2015)
09. 109  3% Marco Polo (2014)
10.  94  3% The Crown (2016)
11.  76  2% Bloodline (2015)
12.  44  1% Luke Cage (2016)
13.  19  1% Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories (2016)
14.  18  1% The Get Down (2016)
15.  17  0% Club de Cuervos (2015)
16.  15  0% Hibana: Spark (2016)
17.  14  0% Marseille (2016)
18.   3  0% 3% (2016)
19.   0  0% The OA (2016)
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Hemlock Grove being so high is definitely surprising.
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Hemlock Grove being so high is definitely surprising.
Given it was total garbage... yes. I suspect it had appeal for a tween / Twilight loving audience. Sexy vampires and werewolves are popular.
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My question is, for Sense8 there isn't an equivalent of "Sony" for which Netflix is paying a premium, is there? Or is Reliance Media / Georgeville Television basically filling the same role? I never really understood who is pumping the money for Netflix shows. For Sense8 is it just Netflix, or are Anarchos Productions (<- the Wachowskis' production company), Javelin Productions, Studio JMS (<- JMS' prod. company), Reliance Media / Georgeville Television contributing too or..?
I'm not sure if this is right, but I belive you're right that Motion Picture Capital/Reliance finances Sense8. http://www.motionpicturecapital.com/our-projects/sense8

They also just posted the trailer on their FB page.

https://www.facebook.com/motionpictu...07840125934159

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Old 12-22-2016, 11:13 AM
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Vice president of Netflix, Erik Barmack, in an interview with the Brazilian Press said the three most successful shows in Brasil are OITNB, Stranger Things and Sense8.

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Old 12-22-2016, 12:07 PM
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I'm not sure he meant it's one of the three most successful, or just one the most successful he could think of at that moment:

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It's a great market with a generation of people looking for a different kind of TV programming. For some reason, our programs resonated at a deep level with the Brazilians. Series like "Orange", "Sense8", "Stranger Things".
If the translation is correct, then Sense8 could be eg 4th or 5th (random examples), not necessarily among the top 3.

Still, great news and thanks!
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Also, as far as fan bases go, Sense8 has a pretty impressive number of Facebook likes: 1,158,516 as of today.

I think only five original Netflix shows have more likes: House of Cards (2,734,701), OITNB (6,865,476), Stranger Things (3,327,633), Narcos (3,288,140) and Daredevil (2,400,563). If you count all Netflix shows, Arrested Development (2,109,108) and Gilmore Girls (3,436,180) would make it seven.

However, as far as engagement, a cursory glance shows that Sense8 posts get similar numbers of people liking and sharing them. So even if the fan base is smaller than the other big Netflix shows, Sense8 fans are much more engaged and devoted fans than the other shows.

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Old 03-09-2017, 05:39 AM
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http://ew.com/tv/2017/03/08/most-expensive-tv-shows/

EW reposts a video by Coinage that mentions Sense8 "reportedly" has a $9 million/episode budget, but since they don't seem to have inside sources and go by "reports", I guess they based it on this list: https://www.onstride.co.uk/blog/much...orite-tv-show/

That list is based on a bunch of sources at the bottom of the article, and I've gone through all 20something of the links and the $9M figure in relation to Sense8 is in none of them (though there is the well known $9M figure for Marco Polo in an article which mentions Sense8, so they probably made a mistake and read the $9M as applying to Sense8...!).

So the budget of Sense8 remains unknown, don't be fooled because EW picked up that video.
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