Stranger Things Kids Reportedly Get Big Pay Raises — But Is Millie Bobby Brown Making Even More?
Netflix has reportedly given the award-winning cast of its hit show Stranger Things some major pay raises
Netflix has reportedly given the award-winning cast of its hit show Stranger Things some major pay raises.
According to a new report from The Hollywood Reporter, the streaming giant is paying the Stranger Things stars between $150,000 to $350,000 an episode for season 3, which is scheduled to begin filming April 23.
Winona Ryder (Joyce) and David Harbour (Hopper) are making $350,000 an episode, THR reports, while child stars Finn Wolfhard (Mike), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas) and Noah Schnapp (Will) will get $250,000 an episode.
It’s unclear where Millie Bobby Brown falls. The 14-year-old actress, who plays Eleven on the show, reportedly negotiated her deal separately, and sources tell THR she’s at least making $250,000 per episode, and her salary might be as high as $350,000.
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Netflix has no comment, and a rep for Brown did not return PEOPLE’s request for comment.
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Stranger Things premiered in 2016, and is said to be Netflix’s most-watched series. The sci-fi drama, which is set in the 1980s, has been nominated for 18 Emmys. Its cast picked up the 2017 Screen Actors Guild award for outstanding ensemble in a drama series.
Their increases are big compared to what the Stranger Things stars were said to be making previously.
THR reports that the child actors were paid “in the low $20,000 range for the first and second seasons of the series” per episode — meaning their increase to $250,000 is a 1,150 percent increase.
Ryder was said to be making “around $100,000” and Harbour “$80,000,” THR reports.
Stranger Things season 3 is expected to premiere on Netflix in October.