Will Game of Thrones Cast's Massive Season 7 Raises Make Them TV's Highest-Paid Stars?

Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage and four other stars have renegotiated their contracts with HBO

By Tierney Bricker Oct 30, 2014 5:30 PMTags
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The night is dark and full of money!

Game of Thrones' principle cast is set to receive major pay raises after completing contract renegotiations with HBO, The Hollywood Reporter reports.

While the fantasy hit's main actors were signed on for six seasons, they just signed on for a seventh season, receiving pay increases for seasons five, which they are currently filming, and six. The GOT stars who signed on for season seven and are set to receive raises?

Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Emilia Clarke are all paid at the highest level, while Maisie WilliamsSophie Turner and Natalie Dormer are set to receive raises as well. 

Game of Thrones was renewed for seasons five and six by HBO in April, after attracting dragon-size ratings, and the executive producers have said they see the series ending after seven or eight seasons. "We know there's an end somewhere in the seven- or eight-season zone. It's not something that goes 10, 11—it doesn't just keep on going because it can," D.B. Weiss told Vanity Fair. "I think the desire to milk more out of it is what would eventually kill it, if we gave in to that."

But will the Game of Thrones cast's recent payday make them TV's highest-paid stars? While the exact amount the cast is making remains a mystery (Dinklage was making $150,000 per episode before the renegotiation), we do happen to know what some stars, like the Big Bang Theory actors, Charlie Sheen, Glee's cast, are making, and you'll probably never guess who TV's No. 1 moneymaker is!

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