That The Last of Us series is going to be something really big is something we’ve already sensed (HBO behind and eight-figure budgets per episode), but Variety magazine just gave us more proof of that. The post shared a list of today’s highest-paid TV actors and featured the name of Pedro Pascal, who will charge $ 600,000 per episode. The actor, preceded by his success in The Mandalorian, will eventually go broke playing Joel in what appears to be one of the biggest and most ambitious video game adaptations in history. Pascal will only charge less than Breaking Bad protagonist Bryan Cranston (now in Your Honor), Oscar winner Kate Winslet (fashionable by Mare of Easttown) and the cast of the comeback of Sex and the City, with Sarah Jessica Parker at the helm. . You will earn more than, for example, all the actors in Stranger Things and other fashion series, like Ted Lasso and Succession. Will Pedro Pascal’s Joel and Bella Ramsey’s Ellie match those of Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson? We will have to wait until 2022 to verify this.
The Witcher series is not far behind
Another name that has not gone unnoticed is that of Henry Cavill, who charges $ 400,000 for each chapter he gets into the skin of Geralt of Rivia. Netflix’s investment in the Witcher series is one more sign of her self-confidence. The Witcher won’t be made to beg as much as The Last of Us and will return this year. December 17, 2021 is the date chosen for the premiere of the long-awaited second season, consisting of eight chapters which will be released simultaneously and which will bring with them “new stories, new monsters and much more mayhem”. And as if they knew little, Netflix is working on a prequel set in the same universe, The Witcher: Blood Origin, and an animated short that will continue to squeeze Andrzej Sapkowski’s fabulous fantasy universe, The Witcher: The Nightmare. the wolf’s. Additionally, to take advantage of the new season premiere, CD Projekt RED will update The Witcher 3 game with a next-gen patch and series-based DLC. It will be very difficult not to be tempted to relive the story of Geralt and Ciri one and a thousand times over.