AceShowbiz - The stars of hit Netflix series "Stranger Things" seemingly will see a significant bump in their paychecks. A new report suggests that the streaming giant is giving major pay raises following a renegotiation ahead of the sci-fi show's highly-anticipated third season. According to The Hollywood Reporter, some stars even score 12 times raise from the previous deals.
Sources reveal that the stars are divided into three tiers in terms of salary. Winona Ryder (Joyce) and David Harbour (Jim Hopper) reportedly make up the "A tier" and earn up to $350,000 per episode. Meanwhile, young stars Finn Wolfhard (Mike), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas) and Noah Schnapp (Will) are among the "B tier" with $250,000 per episode. Collecting roughly $150,000, actors who play teenage character such as Natalia Dyer (Nancy), Charlie Heaton (Jonathan) and Joe Keery (Steve) are in "C tier."
Noticeably missing from the list is Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven). While it's unknown which tier she is in, the breakout young actress is probably negotiating her deal separately from the rest of young cast, as The Hollywood Reporter previously reported.
Insiders suggest that the SAG Award-winning actress is making as much as the adult actors in A tier with $350,000 per episode. Meanwhile, other sources assume that Millie is probably not among those tiers. It's possible that she is in her own tier which is placed between the adults and the young kids, making up to $300,000 per episode.
The negotiation comes ahead of season 3, which is scheduled to kick off its production on April 23. The upcoming third season will see Priah Ferguson, who portrayed Lucas' opinionated sister Erica in the sophomore season, reprising her role. Her group of friends will also return for the new season, in which Erica will find "herself on a wild mission to save Hawkins from a dangerous and unexpected new threat."
Meanwhile, Maya Thurman-Hawke joins the cast as a character named Robin. She is described as "an alternative girl who is equal parts sharp and playful. Bored with her mundane day job, she just wants a little excitement in her life... and gets more than she bargained for when she uncovers a dark secret in Hawkins."