We finally know why Mike Wheeler just won’t quit getting caught in the drama of the Upside Down — they’re paying him too well.
According to his contract, Finn will be raking in $22,050 per episode for season 3, which is a bump from the $21,000 he made in season 2.
Good thing he got a bump, because the Duffer Brothers actually made season 3 one episode shorter than the previous year, with only 8 episodes instead of 9.
Still, 16-year-old Finn is looking at a base pay of $176,400.
He’s contracted to receive increases over the next several seasons, as long as his character survives the onslaught of demonic monsters.
Matt and Ross Duffer, the creators of “Stranger Things,” have said they expect the show to run its course after 4 or 5 seasons, so thankfully we have more nostalgic fun to look forward to.
Finn’s contract takes into account his quality of life, and outlines that “first class”amenities must be provided, which includes his own “private, exclusive first class dressing room.”
He also gets similar accommodations and business-class air travel for all the promotion he’s required to do for the Netflix series.
The stars of the show, especially Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Sadie Sink and Noah Schnapp have been doing a huge press tour leading up to the premiere of season 3 on 4th of July.
They even recently surprised guests at Madame Tussauds during a skit with Jimmy Fallon.
The only problem with all the money Finn is making, he will soon discover something more terrifying than battling the Demogorgon — paying out his manager, agent and attorney for the lucrative deal.