The five curious — tenacious — kids that have managed to save the world for two seasons running are said to have renegotiated their salaries for the upcoming third season of Stranger Things.
According to a new report by The Hollywood Reporter earlier today, the main cast will now be cashing in cheques more than ten times of what they were previously approved to receive.
Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair), Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler), and Noah Schnapp (Will Byers) will be making about $250,000 each per episode. Millie Bobby (Eleven) on the other hand is believed to be making about $300,000 per episode.
Winona Ryder (Joyce Byers) and David Harbour (Jim Hopper) will, however, be earning about $100,000 more than the kids. This may seem unfair because of the nature of their side-characters but it is important to weigh in that the duo has been in the acting business for much longer than the kids.
The third season is expected to begin production around April and premiere somewhere next Spring. There will be eight episodes in total, similar to the first season but lesser than the second. The shorter run-time means that production will be wrapped up quicker and the finalized product will in turn surface on our television screens that much sooner.
Take note that the third season will not be the last for Stranger Things. There is at least another season planned out on the drawing board. This was confirmed last year by showrunners Matt and Ross Duffer, also referred to as the Duffer brothers. While the possibility of a fifth season currently seems flimsy, producer Shawn Levy believes that it could be managed just in time before the kids start to look like adults.