5 Game of Thrones stars have made to the list of highest-paid actors in TV history with a $2 .5 million per episode salary.
Game of Thrones is one of the most popular drama television series around the globe, and the cast is no less than spectacular. While George R. R. Martin‘s story does provide a strong backbone to the show, which is strengthened by the vision of the show runners, David Benioff and Dan Weiss, the show still wouldn’t be as good without the stars of the show. We know for a fact that the show being as big as it is, it pays its stars quite handsomely.
The five Game of Thrones stars in the list of highest-paid actors are as follows
Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen)
Kit Harington (Jon Snow)
Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister)
Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister)
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lanister).
A new report by Express.co.uk says that the five have now signed a new “monster” deal that will earn them up to $2.5 million an episode. They seem to have signed golden contracts for the rest of the series, which include bonus clauses will give the five, shared percentages of syndication profits from the series broadcasts in over 170 nations, worldwide. This will apply to not only fresh episodes airing, but also to reruns of the show, which, let’s face it, happen a lot.
Media analyst Mike Raia, commenting on this news, said:
“Cable network HBO is breaking the bank to ensure its most successful scripted programme ever goes out with the kind of flourish fans all over the world have come to expect.”