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.