‘Game of Thrones’ Cast Master Coin, Now Making Even More Iron Bank

HBO today finalised long-running contract renegotiations with the principle and supporting players of Game of Thrones for an as-yet unconfirmed seventh season of the cable network’s popularly and critically-acclaimed flagship show. While that’s arguably terrific news for the cast and fans of the show who’d prefer it continue indefinitely alike, things are also looking up considerably for the actors’ Iron Bank accounts, which are about to get all kinds of Lannister rich.
Writes The Hollywood Reporter exclusively:

In exchange for the option, HBO has ponied up huge raises for seasons five, six and the potential season seven that will make the cast members among the highest-paid actors on cable TV. An HBO rep declined to comment on the renegotiation or the season seven options.

Sources at Deadline, however, were more than happy to comment on the contract renegotiations and their resulting pay packets, with ‘A’ Tier cast members like Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) reportedly receiving close to $300,000 per episode – a not unsubstantial increase on last year’s reported $160,000 per episode. That’s close to $3 million per season, and a Lannister always banks his cheque.

All of which just goes to show that it’s as true now as it ever was: fuck siblings, get money.