The "Stranger Things" kids are being rewarded for their Netflix show's enormous success.
All of the series regulars are reportedly getting raises ahead of Season 3, but it sounds like the young stars are in for particularly big pay increases. Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Finn Wolfhard (Mike), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), and Noah Schnapp (Will) were all making around $30,000 per episode throughout Seasons 1 and 2, but that number will increase to between $200,000 and $250,000 per episode, Deadline reports.
Going into "Stranger Things," the young actors were all relatively unknown. However, the show quickly became a critical darling and a fan favorite, meaning their profiles have absolutely skyrocketed. As a result, Netflix is apparently willing to bump up their salaries accordingly.
Brown especially has gained national attention for her role on the show. Her list of accolades so far includes nominations for a Screen Actors Guild Award two years in a row, an Emmy nod, a People's Choice Award nom, and more. Thus, the actress may become the highest-paid of the young group, according to Deadline's intel.
Meanwhile, Winona Ryder (Joyce) and David Harbour (Hopper) will continue to make more than their younger co-stars given that the two were already established actors before the series. They'll reportedly get raises, too, though, just less drastic ones. Their per-episode rates will reportedly rise to between $300,000 and $350,000.
Netflix hasn't commented on the report, but it definitely sounds like good news for the show's stars.
"Stranger Things" Season 3 is expected to premiere in 2019.