It pays to battle the Demogorgon: Six cast members from Netflix’s sci-fi hit Stranger Things will be getting big pay raises for the upcoming third season, our sister site Deadline is reporting.
Stars Finn Wolfhard (Mike), Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), Winona Ryder (Joyce) and David Harbour (Sheriff Hopper) will all receive “major salary bumps,” according to the report, with the young cast members seeing a per-episode increase from $30,000 to $150,000. (Brown will receive slightly more than her young co-stars.) Ryder and Harbour will see their per-episode fee rise to more than $200,000. No word, though, on a pay increase for fellow series regulars Noah Schnapp (Will), Natalia Dyer (Nancy), Charlie Heaton (Jonathan) and Joe Keery (Steve).
One of Netflix’s buzziest breakout hits since its 2016 debut, Stranger Things scored a Season 3 renewal in December, with production on the eight-episode season due to get underway next month. The new season will add Maya Hawke (PBS’ upcoming Little Women) as a series regular, playing “alternative girl” Robin, and promote Priah Ferguson (Lucas’ kid sister Erica) to recurring guest status.