While you’re still coping with the fact that Stranger Things season three probably won’t come to Netflix until later this year, there is some news about your favorite binge-worthy series. As the young actors of Stranger Things get ready to brave the Upside Down yet again, The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the cast of the hit Sci-Fi show is slated to get a huge raise. TBH, it’s about time.
According to THR’s sources, the adult actors of Stranger Things will reportedly receive $350,000 for every episode. However, the child actors are expected to earn 12 times more than their previous contract deals, which makes sense because the show is centered around their characters—so it’s only fair that their earnings would grow exponentially.
Deadline reports that Eleven will have more waffle money, as Millie Bobby Brown will allegedly earn a larger raise than her fellow young costars. After all, Brown is a star on and off screen. Not only did she win Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series at last year’s Emmy Awards, she’s also an outstanding person in general. Given her win at the 2017 Emmys, it’s not surprising that she’d receive the most notable pay increase.
Sources divulge to THR that Brown could make more than leading adult stars Winona Ryder and David Harbour. Nevertheless, it seems the Stranger Things actors raises will match the show’s accolades and befitting hype.
Regardless of the price tag on each star’s respective raise, Vulture reports that it seems like all the stars will earn more during the forthcoming season. While you were probably already jealous of Brown’s wages during Stranger Things’ debut season, the cast-wide raises aren’t without merit. Stranger Things received 18 Emmy nominations for its first season alone, and the show’s cast has acquired numerous awards, so it makes total sense for the troupe pay to increase with the impending season.