Cast negotiates bonus payments for the final season

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In early January, the NBC family drama This Is Us starts its sixth and then final season. Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz and Co beckons a nice reward as they say goodbye.

If you are concerned about the finances of your favorite series stars from This Is Us, you can rest assured: Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Sullivan and also Jon Huertas are loud Deadline negotiated a raise in the summer for the final sixth season, which will go on air on January 4, 2022 on NBC.

The production studio 20th Television and the Pfauennetwork are said to have initially rejected the claims. Even after the success of the first season, Ventimiglia, Moore, Brown, Metz, Hartley, Watson and Sullivan had stuck together to fight for a raise to $ 250,000 per episode. Since then, this remuneration has been maintained on an equal footing. The fact that another bonus was now possible is said to be largely due to showrunner Dan Fogelman, who stood behind his cast.

It was allegedly agreed that the base salary of a quarter of a million per episode received by the seven original actors would remain unchanged. But they all receive a one-time surcharge of 2 million dollars. Huertas, who has only been part of the permanent ensemble since the second season, receives one million. The other actors are said to have worked to ensure that Huertas gets the same reward as her. Now they are apparently even ready to give him part of their own money so that it can be fair.

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This level of solidarity among colleagues is not unique in the series area. In 2017, for example, the stars of The Big Bang Theory stuck together so that Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch, who joined the CBS sitcom later, earn just as much as the original team around Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Kunal Nayyar and Simon Helberg.

You can now stream This Is Us: Season 5 (OV / OV) immediately on Amazon Prime Video

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