With Stranger Things proving to be a huge success for Netflix, Deadline is reporting that the cast of the supernatural drama series are in line for major salary increases for the third season and beyond.
According to the site, child stars Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Noah Schnapp, Caleb McLaughlin and Millie Bobby Brown are expected to receive between $200,000 and $250,000 per episode for season three, up from around $30,000 an episode for the first two seasons. Breakout star Brown is said to have received a bigger raise than her co-stars for her Emmy-nominated role as Eleven.
Winona Ryder and David Harbour have landed new deals in the region of $300,000 to $350,000 an episode, with series regulars Natalia Dyer and Charlie Heaton looking at between $100,000 and $150,000.
Filming on the third season of Stranger Things is slated to begin next month ahead of a premiere on Netflix later in the year.
It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.
The first two seasons of Stranger Things are available now on Netflix and feature a cast that includes Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Charlie Heaton, Natalia Dyer, Joe Keery, Shannon Purser, Matthew Modine, Sean Astin, Paul Reiser, Linnea Berthelsen, Sadie Sink, Dacre Montgomery and Brett Gelman.