Stranger Things Cast Scores Big Raises for Season 3

The cast of'Stranger Things at season 2 premiere

The cast of'Stranger Things at season 2 premiere

It was reported back in 2017 that the kids earned around $30k per episode on the first two seasons of the show, but thanks to contract renegotiations going into the third season, the cast are about to earn nearly 1000x more than they were already getting.

Winona Ryder is reportedly set to earn $350,000 (£249,360) per Stranger Things episode after getting a massive pay rise for season three. Meanwhile, the main group of kids (Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, and Finn Wolfhard) are set to earn $250,000 an episode.

The younger actors, who only earned around $30,000 per episode in the show's first two seasons, will get over $200,000 per episode for season 3.

Though this is good news for the actors on the fan-favorite Netflix series, Stranger Things has recently been on the receiving end of some controversy. For all of the cast members, this bump is as high as 12 times more than what they made per episode in seasons one and two of the runaway hit series.

Stranger Things, which has become a massive success for the streaming service, collecting 18 Emmy nominations a year ago, will go into production for Season 3 in April.

Netflix has yet to announce a release date for Stranger Things 3, which is created by the brothers, Matt and Ross Duffer.

The show's Emmy success has proved an exciting vehicle for both career break-outs and comebacks, so we're not super surprised these stars are getting payed so heftily.

Netflix declined Deadline's request for comment.

There's nothing odd about the huge pay rises the entire cast of Stranger Things just scored for season three. If simple math's not your thing, we've got you covered - that totals out to $3.5 million for the season. It will see the storyline jump ahead a year and will also introduce new forces of evil.

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