The wildly popular Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, will be back for a third season; but the cast won’t start filming with their current contracts.
The table read for the next season of 13 Reasons Why is supposed to take place tomorrow. There’s only one snag: The stars of the show don’t have contracts…yet.
Right now, the massive hit Netflix drama’s eight main cast members are renegotiating their contracts. The biggest hold-up has to do with the almighty dollar, of course.
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According to Deadline, even though the negotiations were still happening, sources involved are “optimistic that agreements will be reached” before production starts on Monday.
Now that Dylan Minnette (Clay) is the main lead with Katherine Langford’s exit after Season 2, he is asking for about $200,000 per episode.
The rest of the show’s stars, Brandon Flynn (Justin), Alisha Boe (Jessica), Justin Prentice (Bryce), Christian Navarro (Tony), Miles Heizer (Alex), Devin Druid (Tyler), and Ross Butler (Zach), would like about $150,000 per episode.
I didn’t think that seemed like a lot. But considering the cast was making $20,000 – 80,000 per episode before, this could be a nice bump in pay for them.
And rightfully so! 13 Reasons Why is one of the most popular shows on Netflix. Much of the success is due to the cast of actors and actresses who have done a beautiful job portraying these tortured souls.
Besides, the child actors on Stranger Things makes $250,000 per episode, while the adults make $350,000 per episode. The difference is, there will only be eight episodes of Stranger Things compared to 13 of 13 Reasons Why.
So, that may be why Stranger Things cast makes more.
All of the 13 Reasons Why cast is under contract. So, they will most likely show up for the table read tomorrow without new salaries. However, Netflix would like to lock them in before Monday.