The stars of Netflix’s 2018 most binged series, On My Block, are reportedly seeking a substantial raise ahead of the show’s third season.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show’s four central stars — Sierra Capri, Jason Genao, Diego Tinoco and Brett Gray — were paid $20,000 per episode for season one and two and are requesting $218,000 per episode for the new season.
Since renegotiations have begun, Netflix has reportedly counter offered $30,000 and $40,000 per episode; however, the offers still pale in comparison to what the casts of 13 Reasons Why and Strangers Things renegotiated ahead of their third seasons.
Dylan Minnette, who leads 13 Reasons Why, was bumped from $80,000 per episode to $200,000. His co-stars Brandon Flynn, Alisha Boe, Justin Prentice, Christian Navarro, Miles Heizer, Devin Druid and Ross Butler each cashed in with raises from $20,000 to $60,000 to $135,000 per episode.
The stars of Stranger Things — Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin and Noah Schnapp — scored raises estimated at 12 times their base salaries and will now collect $250,000 per episode.
Insiders reportedly have claimed the cast of 13 Reasons Why at least have a higher earning because its larger in many ways with respect to its total domestic viewership and global impact. However, the second season of On My Block drastically increased the series viewership.
On My Block also currently boasts 97 percent and 96 percent ratings among critics and viewers, respectively, on RottenTomatoes.com while 13 Reasons Why has a 52 percent rating among critics and 70 percent rating among viewers.
It is standard practice for the cast of a breakout series to seek salary bumps after season two, and I’ll be pulling for the cast to get their just due (including Jessica Marie Garcia who portrays Jasmine).
Season 3 of On My Block is expected to premiere in March of 2020.