Now that we know Season 3 of 13 Reasons Why is definitely happening, fans are wondering what the timeline is looking like. So when will they actually start production? Well, it looks like things have finally began! It was suspected that things were put to a halt during negotiations about their salaries – but turns out, they started working before all of that was complete. And now, they’ve gotten the raises they were fighting for. Woohoo!

Previously, Deadline reported that the cast was actually supposed to have their first table read – and then, things came to a pause when eight of the core members of the cast were still going through the process of negotiating their contacts. Traditionally, it’s common for stars of popular shows to seek raises after the second season – and now they have!

According to the reports, leading actor Dylan Minnette was looking to be payed around $200k per episode – while the rest of the main stars (Brandon Flynn, Alisha Boe, Justin Prentice, Ross Butler, Miles Heizer, Christian Navarro, Devin Druid) were shooting for $150k per episode. It has now been reported that Dylan will be payed in the $200k range per episode – and as for the rest, $135k an episode.

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After all, the cast of Stranger Things did receive raises after Season 2 – so it only makes sense the 13RW cast gets compensated properly too, as they are both among the most popular Netflix series of today. The main adult cast members Stranger Things are reported to be payed around $350k an episode, while the kids are said to make $250k per episode – all for Season 3, of course. Not to mention, there’s only eight episodes of the season – while 13RW has thirteen.

On August 4, casting directors put out a video explaining how to audition for the show – and they revealed that production would go from August 12 through February 6. As for a release date? We’ll just have to hold tight, peeps!

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