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According to reports, the biggest star on the roster, Winona Ryder, originally made $100,000 per episode.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.