In the middle of this phenomenal streaming explosion, it’s clear to everyone. New streamers are coming up often, but to stay competitive, the entertainment firms have been hiring the biggest actors to appear in their streaming programs, as top money is now being paid to bring the best of the best to their prestige series. One of the names that would get plenty of attention in TV star money talks before anyone even watched a minute of Netflix’s The Witcher was Henry Cavill. Now we know exactly how much he’s getting paid to prance around, make noise, and soak in all of that gritty dirt, thanks to Business Insider.
There have been many well-known celebrities (or old faces) appearing in projects for every streaming service, including Netflix, Peacock, Apple TV+, and Hulu, thanks to the race for best actors occurring in Hollywood. This is probably the kind of thing they hope will be spoken about, recognized, and even celebrated; and, since they’re being paid a significant amount each episode, they have already benefitted from this. And much like Henry Cavill, a recent claim from Variety states that the (maybe-ex-) Superman himself makes $400,000 for each episode in which he wields his sword.
Remember, this was not the highest tier; this was just for those who had successful shows. Despite Variety’s lack of information about the salaries, Cavill is still making less than his co-stars.
For the HBO miniseries, The Mare of Easttown, Kate Winslet earned $650,000 each episode. At the same time, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis each took from $650,000 to $750,000 per episode for Sex and the City’s HBO revival, And Just Like That. In contrast, The Old Man’s series cost Jeff Bridges $1 million per episode for a two-season order at Hulu, and it has now been confirmed that he is being paid a similar amount to star in The Terminal List, an upcoming TV project with a staggering $1.4 million payout for each episode.
And apparently, this competition will not stop since the streamers themselves and their broadcast counterparts want to recruit talented people for their programs. It also makes it more important to land on a notable hit (for example, the Eastern Town Mare or The Witcher) since every acquisition raises the stakes to ensure that the following program is filled with major stars.
You must have seen Henry Cavill’s exceptional effort in making The Witcher as excellent as possible, as well as fulfilling the desires of as many fans as feasible. While making the video games of The Witcher world had already given him a lot of pleasure, he was already very enamored with the property, so he may not have demanded more money to produce the show, which can be understood because of his long-time enthusiasm for the characters.
The actor on The Witcher is working hard to offer viewers what he thinks they desire, including training and stunts for realistic bath time and the injuries he sustained from it. Meanwhile, we can’t wait to see more Witcher action from Henry Cavill in season 2, when it premieres on Netflix on December 17.