The success of the Netflix series “Stranger Things” will be trickling down to the Emmy-nominated show’s stars. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed cites sources saying new deals for the show’s child actors are worth about 12 times as much as their previous deals.
Additionally, Netflix is said to be shelling out as much as $350,000 an episode to each of the show’s adult cast members.
“Insiders say the deals closed last week as production on season three is scheduled to begin April 23,” THR reports. “Netflix declined comment.”
The report adds: “According to sources, the main actors are divided into different pay tiers. Winona Ryder (Joyce) and David Harbour (Jim Hopper) make up the ‘A tier’ and are making up to $350,000 an episode. The ‘B tier’ consists of the young stars — Finn Wolfhard (Mike), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas) and Noah Schnapp (Will) — who are each collecting $250,000 per episode. Meanwhile, the actors in the ‘C tier’ — onscreen teenagers Natalia Dyer (Nancy), Charlie Heaton (Jonathan) and Joe Keery (Steve) — are each pocketing roughly $150,000 an episode.”
The report notes that it remains a mystery how much the show’s 14-year-old breakout, Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), will be making, as “her camp has been tight-lipped throughout the dealmaking process.”