The Stranger Things kids secured major raises ahead of season 3

The Upside Down pays.

March 20, 2018
The <i>Stranger Things</i> kids secured major raises ahead of season 3 (L-R) Noah Schnapp, Gaten Matarazzo, Millie Bobby Brown, Sadie Sink, Caleb McLaughlin, and Finn Wolfhard attend the premiere of Netflix's Stranger Things Season 2 at Regency Bruin Theatre on October 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.   Frazer Harrison/Getty

The Hollywood Reporter has the low-down on the contract negotiations for S3 of Stranger Things and it looks like the cast are set to cash in when the Netflix show returns.


Reports suggest that Winona Ryder and David Harbour will make $350,000 per episode, a raise from $80,000 for him and $100,000 for her. Meanwhile, the main group of kids (Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, and Finn Wolfhard) are set to earn $250,000 an episode. The second season of Stranger Things featured nine episodes, one up from its first outing.

There are less firm figures around Millie Bobby Brown, a.k.a. Eleven. The Hollywood Reporter does not specify her new pay, speculating she could be making as much as Ryder and Harbour. Deadline, meanwhile, only stated that she will earn more than the core cast of kids.

Elsewhere, Natalia Dyer (Nancy), Charlie Heaton (Jonathan), and Joe Keery (Steve) have all been reportedly bumped up to about $150,000 per episode.

The Duffer Brothers, writers and directors of the hit show, recently spoke out to deny allegations of verbal abuse on their set.

The Stranger Things kids secured major raises ahead of season 3