Stranger Things, a Netflix original series that came out on July 15, 2016, has been wildly popular and successful since the series started. Now about to begin season 3 in April of 2018, the award-winning series has won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2016, and received eighteen Emmy nominations. With the outstanding performance of the series, the actors are slated to get enormous raises for the new eight-episode season.
The salary contracts were negotiated and signed in March, and the actors were all separated into “tiers”. Tier A is the highest paid tier at $350,000 per episode. It consists of Winona Ryder and David Harbour. Tier B actors will make $250,000 per episode. The actors included in Tier B are Caleb McLaughlin, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, and Gaten Matarazzo. Tier C actors, Charlie Heaton, and Joe Keery, Natalia Dyey, are making $150,00 per episode. The series break out star, Millie Bobby Brown who plays the character “Eleven”, is believed to be making more than the Tier B youngsters, but this has not been confirmed.
Stranger Things was a creation of Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer. Commonly referred to as “The Duffer Brothers”, these twins always work on everything together as a duo. Their talent and artistic eye is emphasized and reformed while writing and producing the Stranger Things. They mainly create works in the genre of sci-fi and horror, and some of their past work includes the 2015 horror film Hidden and the hit series Wayward Pines. The Duffer Brothers co-produced Wayward Pines along with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen.
Stranger Things is a sci-fi horror series set in the 1980s. In the first season, a young boy is missing and a strange girl named Eleven appears and uses psychokinesis to help the boy’s friends look for him. The show is set in a fictional town in Indiana. The subsequent seasons are about the characters dealing with the consequences and effects from the first season.