Big Bang Theory has finally levied itself from the six and seven contract negotiations concerning the cast members and production house.
Warner Bros. issued a new and final verdict on the issue with an equivocal statement this Tuesday on 5 Aug.
Big bucks this time onwards for all the cast members! The stars agreed to return to the studio after a delay of almost one month for filming the next season of the widely popular sitcom The Big Bang Theory. The news was announced day before yesterday in a press release.
“Season 8 Productions of BBT are to begin this Wednesday on August 6. All contract negotiations have been concluded.” said Warner Bros. in its statement.
The shoots and further filming of the next season were interupped last month after the cast demanded an increase in pay with a smash hit. Confirming the news, Warner Bros. had earlier released a statement saying the lead stars Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco and Jim Parsons asked for $1 million per episode following the footsteps of the Friends cast back in 2002.
As per calculations the cast each is believed to get somewhere between $90 million to $100 million, including potential syndication.
Costars have also settled for a good per-episode salaries. Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar are said to get new deals this season although nothing concrete has been disclosed as of now.
From $20,000-$30,000 per episode currently, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch have agreed to a hefty raise to $60,000 for every single episode from now on.
Earlier this year, the sitcom had managed to get a three-year renewal.