With only 13 episodes left in Game of Thrones, spread out in the two last seasons, HBO is hoping to finish the series with an explosion, both in front of the camera and in the background. The show’s five greatest stars, Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Kit Harington (Jon Snow) Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jamie Lannister) have new deals for the show’s last two seasons. Thanks to this, they would become the most generously compensated on-screen characters in TV history. In case this report is valid, then each of the five of these stars will procure an incredible $2.6 million for every episode.
The Daily Express initially broke the news of these negotiations, which are mind boggling since they incorporate bonus clause payments that depend on a certain percentage of syndication payments that roll in from the more than 170 countries where the show is aired.
Each of the five on-screen characters will profit immensely from rehash episodes airing on HBO in the U.S., particularly since Game of Thrones Season 6 averaged an incredible 23 million watchers for every episode. A year ago, soon after the Christmas, HBO disclosed a monstrous Game of Thrones marathon of every one of the 60 episodes over a six-day time span. This is what media analyst Mike Raia stated;
“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.”
The production costs on these last seasons have soared as per network sources, with Emilia Clarke said to be required in the vast majority of these expensive episodes, which in all probability include Daenerys’ dragons. Matt Shakman, the director, prodded in an interview a month ago that these dragons will be the size of 747 jets this particular season. This is what he said;
“Fans who thought last season’s giant battle scene was breathtaking should know they ain’t seen nothing yet.”
In case this $2.6 million figure for every episode is correct, then each of the five performing artists will have broken the un-equalled record for most generously compensated TV star. This record was set by Charlie Sheen, who earned an astounding $1.8 million for each episode amid his last period of CBS’ Two and a Half Men.
As of now, the most generously compensated stars on TV are The Big Bang Theory actors Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco. They earn $1 million for every episode on CBS’ The Big Bang Theory. The Game of Thrones stars’ deal is just for the last two seasons which add up to 13 episodes, and The Big Bang Theory has been renewed for two more seasons. Therefore, the Big Bang stars’ series will be more lucrative eventually. Still, if these prices have been affirmed, they will be the first to procure over $2 million for every episode in TV history.
Last week, HBO released new Game of Thrones Season 7 photographs, despite the fact that it stays vague when the network will divulge the next cluster of footage.
Game of Thrones Season 7 will make its big appearance on Sunday, 16th July at 9 PM ET on HBO, which will comprise of seven episodes. The eighth and last season will contain six episodes, which will probably make a big appearance either in the spring or summer of 2018.