It pays to battle the Demogorgon: The stars of Netflix’s sci-fi hit Stranger Things will be getting big pay raises for the upcoming third season, our sister site Deadline is reporting.
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.