‘Stranger Things’ Actors Score Huge Raises For Show’s Third Season
Netflix’s hit show Stranger Things will soon rear its head for its third season, and the cast fans have become endeared to will return. Moreover, the actors behind the Emmy-nominated program have received raises for their hard work, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
STRANGER THINGS ACTORS SCORE PAY RAISES
Most of the child stars’ paychecks were “in the low $20,000 range” per episode throughout the first two seasons of Stranger Things, with Winona Ryder, who plays Joyce, and David Harbour (Jim Hopper) respectively making $100,000 and $80,000 per episode.
Going forward, their pay will be approximately 12 times larger. The actors and actresses are stated to be broken up into different tiers, with Ryder and Harbour now scoring $350,000 per episode. Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), Finn Wolfhard (Mike), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin) and Noah Schnapp (Will) make up the next pay grade, earning $250,000 per episode, whereas Charlie Heaton (Jonathan), Joe Keery (Steve) and Natalia Dyer (Nancy) will make about $150,000 per episode.
It’s unknown how much Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven) is making per episode, although the breakout cast member could be earning “at least” as much as $250,000 or “possibly the $350,000 per episode that Ryder and Harbour are making.”
Stranger Things’ third season is slated to begin production in April.