All five stars of Netflix’s On My Block have secured sizable pay raises ahead of the series third season.
On Tuesday, July 30, it was announced that Netflix’s 2018 most-binged show was back in production after the actors and Netflix hit an impasse with contract renegotiations.
Originally, four of the show’s five central stars — Sierra Capri, Jason Genao, Diego Tinoco and Brett Gray — requested a substantial raise for the new season.
There was a small stall in negotiations, but now the four stars plus Jessica Maria Garcia, whom Netflix added to mix, have all agreed to an amount.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Capri, Genao, Tinoco, Gray and Garcia have all agreed to jump to $65,000 per episode for season three. The deal was made for a 10-episode season. And since season three consists of eight episodes, that brings them to $81,250 per episode.
The deal is lower than the last reported counteroffer, $225,000, from the actors which would have put their earnings close to the casts of Stranger Things and 13 Reasons Why.
According to sources, On My Block is part of a division that focuses on low-budget programming. The series has a firm $2 million per-episode budget, yet still, the new deal includes a bump from $650,000 to $850,000 for a potential fourth season and $1.05 million for a potential fifth.
The cast is already back together and getting to work for the third season.
Season 3 of On My Block is expected to be released in the Spring of 2020. Congratulations to the cast.