Stranger Things cast receive massive pay raises for season 3

These three teenagers have contributed significantly to the Season 2 storyline and are expected to do the same in Season 3.

As in most territories, the second season of "Stranger Things" stirred the most demand, which Parrot Analytics measured from a blend of data points, including video-streaming consumption and social media. Natalia Dyer (Nancy), Joe Keery (Steve) and Charlie Heaton (Jonathan) will start making $150,000 per episode. They similarly have made a grand old leap from around $20,000 (£14,288) per episode in the first two series to a rumoured $250,000 (£178,600).

According to Deadline, Winona and David Harbour, who plays police chief Jim Hopper in the show, will be earning up to £249,360 per episode of the programme and are on the "A tier" of the cast.

The pay raise is going to be most significant for the young series regulars, who were all newcomers before getting cast as Eleven, Mike, Will, Dustin, and Lucas.

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Filming for the eagerly anticipated third season begins on 23 April, however, actor Harbour said that it's unlikely to hit our screens this year.

And now as we wait for series three, which lands in 2019, it has been revealed that the cast landed themselves one serious pay rise ahead of filming the third instalment. All four young stars reportedly earned US$30,000 per episode during the first two seasons. It's reporting that the kids' per-episode fee has increased to more than $200,000 per episode-possibly even $250,000.

Stranger Things is a monster hit for Netflix. Some say she's making as much as the "B tier" child stars, others say she is making the "A tier" adult star level.

When asked by the Hollywood Reporter, Netflix declined to comment on the stars' salaries. Reese Witherspoon and Kidman were said to have jumped from roughly $300,000 an episode in season one to around $1 million for the new season, using Witherspoon's Apple payday as a negotiating tool.

  • Carlos Nash