On My Block season 3 is officially underway after the show was in limbo due to main stars’ contract renegotiations.
According to Deadline, the actors and Netflix hit a standstill with the salary renegotiation talks, with the two sides very far apart.
Four of the show’s five central stars — Sierra Capri, Jason Genao, Diego Tinoco and Brett Gray — were paid $20,000 per episode for season one and two and requested $250,000 per episode for the new season.
(Note: Jessica Marie Garcia was upped to series regular in season 2, but hasn’t be mentioned in contract renegotiation reports.)
Netflix countered their initial request and offered $40,000 an episode. The actors’ camp then countered that with an offer of $225,000 an episode.
After the counteroffer from the actors’ reps, there was reportedly no communication between the reps and Netflix for multiple weeks. Netflix had also yet to formally pick up the actors’ options.
However, today Netflix’s Strong Black Lead shared that the show was back in production.
There isn’t word yet on what Netflix and the actors eventually agreed to, but an agreement was reached.
On My Block season 3 is expected to premiere in the Spring of 2020.