The rise is especially dramatic for the young stars who were mostly newcomers before being cast in Stranger Things, reportedly pulling in about $30,000 an episodes the first two seasons. The next tier, the "B tier", is comprised of the young Stranger Things cast: Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler), Noah Schnapp (Will Byers), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson), and Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair).
What you may have already noticed is the lack of detail on breakout actress Millie Bobby Brown, who portrays Eleven/Jane Hopper in the series, and the amount of money she'll earn come season three.More news: Rabada appeal hearing set for March 19
The two main adult stars, Winona Ryder and David Harbour, are now set to make more than $200,00 per episode, according to the report. Some of the sources speculated, however, that Brown making as much as Ryder would be absurd, and suggested she was in her own compensation tier of about $300,000 per episode. She returns to recur throughout the entire third season.More news: Action 'Lady and the Tramp' Gets 'Lego Ninjago Movie' Director
Read THR's full report on the pay breakdown here. And the popularity of the show has prompted Netflix to strike licensing deals with clothing companies like Hybrid Apparel and Hot Topic, even leading the company to hire an executive (Jess Richardson) to oversee those efforts.
Netflix also issued a statement in which they supported the Duffer Brothers and stated they investigated the claims, finding no wrongdoing on the set of Stranger Things. Wolfhard had a plum part in the box-office smash It, and also snagged a coveted role in the upcoming film The Goldfinch with Nicole Kidman. More recently, the raises awarded the casts of ABC's Modern Family and CBS' Big Bang Theory made headlines, as did that of HBO's Game of Thrones, which has undergone multiple deal iterations since the drama's premiere in 2011 (the most recent one had the six leads earning upward of $500,000 per episode). It remains to be seen when the new season will take place and what storyline will affect the characters, the creators appear to be hard at work in an attempt to get the show ready for its return in 2019.More news: Salah on the way to Messi level -Klopp