At an age when most kids would be chuffed to have $7 to spend at the tuck shop, the young guns of Stranger Things have reportedly just landed a pay increase. A really, really big one.
Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva reports the Netflix show’s young cast of Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Noah Schnapp, and Caleb McLaughlin, are set to pocket anywhere from US $200,000 to $250,000 an episode.
That’s up from a reported $30,000 an episode earned across the show’s first two seasons.
Millie Bobby Brown, the 14-year-old champ who has cemented herself as the show’s star, is reportedly in line to earn even more than her male cohort when Stranger Things‘ third season thunders into production.
The show’s massive success hasn’t only been passed on to its youngest contributors. Adult leads Winona Ryder and David Harbour are reportedly set for pay increases, and yes, Andreeva states they will continue to earn more than Brown.
Natalia Dyer and blessed Charlie Heaton are expected to see their pay increase to as much as US $150,000 an episode. That seems fair, especially considering Heaton’s convincing turn as a babysitter.
Netflix hasn’t issued a comment on exactly how much their stars will earn.
Expect the next season of the massive hit to materialise some time in 2019.