'Stranger Things' stars reportedly earn massive pay raises for third season

BY ZOE POINDEXTER
Posted on JUL 05, 2019

No word on a release date for the third installment of the series, but production is reported to begin around April 23.

The success of Netflix's 1980's nostalgic streaming seriesStranger Things has led to a pay increase for it's actors.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, renegotiation deals for the sci-fi drama closed this week, as production for the third season is scheduled to begin April 23. The Emmy-nominated series was able to obtain massive pay raises for the main actors.
Series regulars have been split into three-tiered levels of salary. The A-tier is made up of the adult stars Winona Ryder (Joyce) and David Harbour (Jim Hopper) who are said to be making $350,000 per episode. In the B-tier, child starsFinn Wolfhard , Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, and Noah Schnapp will bring in $250,000 per episode. The on-screen teenage actorsNatalia Dyer (Nancy), Charlie Heaton (Jonathan) and Joe Keery (Steve) will collect roughly $150,000 per episode.

Missing from this list is where breakout star Millie Bobbie Brown (Eleven) falls in the tiers. Last year, THR reported that Brown had separated herself from the rest of cast during renegotiation. It is speculated that she is making at least the $250,000 as her fellow young actors, but sources suggest that she may be somewhere between the child stars and adult actors.

Netflix has yet to comment on the reports