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Books inspired/adapted to a TV Series – How much did it cost to film Downton Abbey; The Night Manager; House of Cards, per episode …

Book, To Marry An English Lord by authors, Gail MacColl and Carol McD. Wallace, inspired Julian Fellowes to create the TV Series, Downton Abbey, starring Hugh Bonneville. Each episode ran for 58 minutes and cost £1 million. There was 52 episodes in total. Filmed between 2010 – 2015

Picture of To Marry an English Lord book that inspired TV series Downton Abbey poster

The espionage novel, The Night Manager by John le Carre, was adapted to a TV Series, starring Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston. Each episode ran for 59 minutes and cost £3,333,000 million. 6 episodes in total. Filmed between 2016 – 2018

Picture of The Night Manager novel and TV series poster

The political thriller novel, House of Cards by Michael Dobbs, was adapted to a TV Series, starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright (UK version in 1990 starred Ian Richardson). Each episode ran for 51 minutes and cost £3,556,020 million. 8 episodes in total. Filmed between 2013 – 2018

Picture of House of Cards novel and TV series poster

 

The findings of these 3 TV dramas (per episode) are sourced from imdb.com/list/ls056710448

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