After “Stranger Things” became a gigantic success following the first season, most people thought the kids who starred in it would get dump trucks of cash backed up to their house … but for at least one of them, that doesn’t appear to be the case.
According to the original minor’s contract filed for 15-year-old Caleb McLaughlin, and obtained by The Blast, he made $20,000 per episode for season one of “Stranger Things,” which is not too shabby.
For the second season, however, the documents state McLaughlin made $21,000 per episode … which ends up only being an extra $9,000 for the nine episodes.
Seeing as the show is one of Netflix’s biggest hits, it’s odd that the boy who plays Lucas — one of the main characters — didn’t get the big payday everyone assumed.
The show has already been picked up for a third season, and according to McLaughlin’s contract he will be paid $22,050 per episode for that. If his character survives into season four, he’ll get $23,152.50 per episode.
As we previously reported, Sadie Sink made $23,625 per episode, and she just joined up in the second season. So … if Caleb’s managers and agents didn’t yet score him a new contract with a huge raise … Netflix should be expecting a call any minute.