Here's how much the cast of 'Stranger Things' is getting paid.
‘Stranger Things’ is arguably one of the biggest and most popular shows of our generation. Centering around a group of young friends in 1980s Indiana, a group of young friends who witness supernatural forces and secret government exploits. As they search for answers, the children unravel a series of extraordinary mysteries.witness supernatural forces and secret government exploits. As they search for answers, the children unravel a series of extraordinary mysteries.
Not only is the show doing well, but it also turned out to be a major hit. By season three, the show was garnering over 40 million viewers.
” @Stranger_Things 3 is breaking Netflix records!” Netflix’s official Twitter account wrote. “40.7 million household accounts have been watching the show since its July 4 global launch — more than any other film or series in its first four days. And 18.2 million have already finished the entire season.”
‘Stranger Things’ did more in a week than several other Netflix shows including ‘The Umbrella Academy’ was viewed in 45 million member households in a month.
How much did the ‘Stranger Things’ cast make for the first season?
Before the show aired, Netflix was not spending a lot of money for a cast they did not know could deliver.
According to reports, the biggest star on the roster, Winona Ryder, originally made $100,000 per episode. David Harbour, who plays Jim Hopper, only made $80,000 per episode. All of the kids made $20,000 each per episode of the hit show for the first season.
How much did the cast make for season 3 of ‘Stranger Things’?
For Season 3 of ‘Stranger Things’, the cast salaries were split into tiers.
The majority of the actors made the same amount:
- Ryder Harbour - $350,000/episode
- Millie Bobby Brown - $350,000
- Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler) - $250,000/episode
- Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson) - $250,000/episode
- Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair) - $250,000/episode
- Natalia Dyer (Nancy Wheeler) - $250,000/episode
- Charlie Heaton (Jonathan Byers) - $250,000/episode
- Noah Schnapp (Will Byers) - $250,000 per episode.
- Sadie Sink - $150,000/episode
- Dacre Montgomery - $150,000/episode
Since there were eight episodes in Season 3, Wolfhard, Matarazzo, McLaughlin, Dyer, Heaton, and Schnapp all earned $2 million for the season.
Brown earned a jaw-dropping $2.8 million for her portrayal of Eleven in the last season of the show.
The Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists or SAG-AFTRA has a standard minimum that children have to be paid for films. In 2018, the rate was between $1,166 and $3,403. For half-hour television shows, the minimum payment was $5,258 per week.
The stars of the hit show 'Stranger Things' will likely be awarded lucrative, multi-million dollar pay raises for their final season.
After the sensational success of Stranger Things, it is only fair that its cast members be generously rewarded for their remarkable contributions. The Duffer Brothers have already announced that filming for the show's fifth and final season will begin in 2023, with a release date set for 2025. With such an exciting finale on its way, fans are sure to welcome back this sci-fi masterpiece one last time with open arms!
In a report by Matthew Belloni of Puck News, they revealed that Netflix had established four distinct payment brackets to negotiate the salaries of its 20-season regulars. Winona Ryder and David Harbour are placed in the highest tier, meaning they will each receive $9.5 million as compensation for their starring roles as adult actors on the show.
At the forefront, four of Stranger Things' original cast members in teen roles - Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, and Finn Wolfhard – are estimated to make around $7 million each for their work on the show's final season. Then there is an additional tier consisting of Natalia Dyer, Maya Hawke, Charlie Heaton, and Joe Keery, playing older teenagers who will likely earn a projected total salary of approximately $6 million. Making a groundbreaking announcement, Millie Bobby Brown will be exempt from Netflix's tier system due to her overall deal with the streaming service. This includes her successful Enola Holmes films and her upcoming role in The Electric State, produced by the Russo brothers.
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