Game of Thrones lead actors' pay cheque for season eight? A cool £2 million per episode

IANS

Apr,26 2017 17:30 12 IST

London: British cast members Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington and Lena Headey and American Peter Dinklage, along with Danish co-star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, are set to earn up to 2 million pounds each per Game of Thrones episode after signing new contracts.

The lead actors of Game of Thrones have a heft paycheque for each episode of season eight

The lead actors of Game of Thrones have a heft paycheque for each episode of season eight

They have each signed contracts for the seventh and eighth season.

Their wages increased thanks to inclusion of complex bonus clauses based on shared percentages of syndication payments received from more than 170 countries in which the series is broadcast, reports express.co.uk.

The five will also benefit from repeats of Game Of Thrones, especially in America, where the show averaged 23 million viewers per episode of last year's sixth season. The repeats from season one to six, is currently on air in India on Star World.

The seventh season of the popular fantasy drama series Game of Thrones will premiere on 16 July. The final season will likely air in 2018.