The main cast of HBO’s hit TV series Game of Thrones
are well on their way to becoming the highest-paid actors in the history of television.
We’re only a couple of months away to the premiere of the seventh season and five of the main stars have reportedly signed new deals that will break any bank.
Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will each earn up to £2 million (RM11 million) per episode
for Season 7 and 8!
This handsome salary beats the previous record held by Jennifer Aniston & Co. for Friends
, in which they earned US$1 million (RM4.3 million) per episode for the final season.
According to Daily Express
, this new contract contains bonus clauses based on a shared percentage of international syndication payments from more than 170 countries when the series is aired globally.
They will also receive a big bonus thanks to Game of Thrones
reruns, especially in the United States where last year’s sixth season held a record-breaking 23 million viewers per episode!
As if being some of the biggest stars on HBO’s biggest show isn’t big enough, their bank accounts are about to get a lot bigger too!
Game of Thrones
Season 7 premieres on 16 July. Let’s hope that the seven episodes are worth the agonising wait!