Ahead of the highly-anticipated third season of Stranger Things, the cast is reportedly going to see a considerable bump in their paychecks. According to THR, the Hawkins A.V. Club members, including Noah Schnapp, will each me collecting $250,000 per episode (the outlet speculates they were previously making around $20,000), while Harbour and Ryder will make $350,000 (up from $80,000 for him and $100,000 for her).
The report states the cast was thought to pull in an average of $30,000 per episode, which has been bumped up to $200,000 to $250,000 per episode for Season 3.
The main players among the child actors, as well as stars Winona Ryder and David Harbour, are all seeing a significant increase in salary ahead of the production of Season 3, according to a new report from Deadline. Natalia Dyer (Nancy Wheeler), Charlie Heaton (Jonathan Byers), and Joe Keery (Steve Harrington) make up the "C tier", and will take home about $150,000 per episode. Millie Bobby Brown, considered the breakout from the first two seasons, is reportedly earning more than three boys. There has also been speculation that Brown will have her own unique salary of around $300,000, since some may find the prospect of Brown, a newcomer before Stranger Things, earning the same amount as an Oscar-nominated actress like Ryder unfair. The drama, created by brothers Matt and Ross Duffer, was nominated for 18 Emmys previous year, including acting nods for both Brown and Harbour. Wolfhard had a plum part in the box-office smash It, and also snagged a coveted role in the upcoming film The Goldfinch with Nicole Kidman.
Renegotiations are, of course, common on successful shows. More recently, the raises awarded the casts of ABC's Modern Family and CBS' Big Bang Theory made headlines, as did that of HBO's Game of Thrones, which has undergone multiple deal iterations since the drama's premiere in 2011 (the most recent one had the six leads earning upward of $500,000 per episode).
Official plot details are still under wraps, however, the eight-episode third season will likely feature another time jump when the adventure continues, picking up with its young characters attending high school.