The penultimate season of Stranger Things is right around the corner! With the promise to be its scariest and darkest season yet, it looks like Netflix didn’t pull any punches when it came to investing on the global hit series.
A recent report by The Wall Street Journal revealed that the streamer spent a whopping $30 million (approximately P1.5 billion) per episode of the show this season. Considering the entirety of it will run for a total of nine episodes, Season 4 most likely cost Netflix over $270 million or P14 billion. We know, our jaws are on the floor, too!
As one of Netflix’s most successful original titles, Stranger Things has long been one of their most expensive shows to make, just behind the likes of Orange Is the New Black, House of Cards, and The Crown. By its third season, the streamer had reportedly spent an estimated $300 million on the whole sci-fi drama’s production.
Of course, with all the supernatural high jinks in play, a significant chunk of the budget usually goes to Stranger Things' special effects department and the salary of its star-studded cast. FYI, lead actress Millie Bobby Brown rakes in $350,000 per episode of the show, alongside veteran actors David Harbour and Winona Ryder. Other main cast members like Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Caleb McLaughlin, and Gaten Matarazzo are also paid handsomely for their work as they reportedly earn $250,000 per episode.
The first volume of Stranger Things Season 4 will premiere on Netflix this May 27, while the second volume, consisting of two episodes, will drop in July of this year.
Make sure you’ve got everything you need for a long marathon because nine “supersized” episodes await you in Season 4. As per Netflix, “Those nine episodes total roughly 13 hours of Upside Down goodness. Better yet? The final two episodes of Volume 2 clock in at nearly four hours long.”
If you’re impatient, you can already watch episode one's first eight minutes in the video below.
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