Young cast members Finn Wolfhard (Mike), Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas) and Noah Schnapp (Will) will see a per-episode increase from $30,000 to upwards of $250,000. (Brown will receive slightly more than her young co-stars.) Meanwhile, Winona Ryder (Joyce) and David Harbour (Sheriff Hopper) will see their per-episode fee rise to upwards of $350,000. Fellow series regulars Natalia Dyer (Nancy) and Charlie Heaton (Jonathan) will make between $100,000 and $150,000 per episode in Season 3. (Netflix hasn’t officially commented on Deadline’s report.)
One of Netflix’s buzziest breakout hits since its 2016 debut, Stranger Things scored a Season 3 renewal in December, with production on the eight-episode season due to get underway next month. The new season will add Maya Hawke (PBS’ upcoming Little Women) as a series regular, playing “alternative girl” Robin, and promote Priah Ferguson (Lucas’ kid sister Erica) to recurring guest status.