Ted Lasso Star Jason Sudeikis Reportedly Getting $1 Million Per Episode In Season 3
Ted Lasso's stars and writers are both getting pay bumps for Apple TV's break-out success.
Ted Lasso is doing well for Apple TV+, and the streaming service is rewarding the team responsible with a round of pay bumps, including a cool million dollars per episode for star Jason Sudeikis, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
According to sources, Sudeikis has closed a deal that will net him $1 million per episode for Ted Lasso Season 3, up from a reported $250,000 to $300,000 per episode for the first two seasons. Other cast members scored raises as well, including Brendan Hunt, Brett Goldstein, Hannah Waddingham, Juno Temple, who have been boosted from $50,000 to $75,000 per episode up to $125,000 to $150,000.
Writers, too, are seeing pay bumps, thanks in part to the show's impressive 20 Emmy nominations. Aforementioned actors Hunt and Goldstein are in this group as well, having written and produced episodes of the show. The writers were meant to begin work on Season 3 in August, but the negotiations pushed the start date out to September 13, according to THR's sources. Production is set to begin in January 2022.
If you're still getting caught up on Ted Lasso, make sure to read up on the theory that one of the show's actors is CGI rather than flesh and blood, and our review round-up of Season 2. If you're already on the pitch, check out our editorial about how the show isn't in a slump, but rather is building to a breakdown.
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