- Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis are expected to earn $1 million per episode for HBO Max’s upcoming “Sex and the City” revival, “And Just Like That…,” according to Variety.
- They aren’t the first TV actors to join the $1 million club.
- As big-name Hollywood talent has increasingly made the jump from movies to TV, salaries have ballooned.
- That will likely continue as more media companies try to compete in the streaming space.
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HBO Max announced on Sunday a “Sex and the City” revival called “And Just Like That…”
Three of the original stars — Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis — are returning for the series and are expected to have massive pay days. The three actresses will each make more than $1 million per episode for the 10-episode series, Variety reported on Monday.
They aren’t the first to join the $1 million TV club.
As more and more big-name movie actors have recently made the jump to TV, from Nicole Kidman to Reese Witherspoon, salaries have ballooned. That will likely continue as media companies focus on their streaming businesses and look to attract A-list talent for their content.
The “Friends” cast members were even set to make “at least 2.5 million” for the HBO Max reunion special, Variety reported last year (it was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic).
Insider rounded up other actors who have scored $1 million or more per episode for recent TV projects. They range from Norman Reedus, who leads the long-running popular show “The Walking Dead,” to Kerry Washington, who landed a big pay day for Hulu’s “Little Fires Everywhere.”
The five main cast members of “The Big Bang Theory” were all making $1 million an episode before agreeing to take $100,000 pay cuts in 2017 to help costars Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik earn more, Variety reported at the time. We’ve included the five actors in this list since they were at one point making $1 million.
And it doesn’t stop there.
Actors like Harrison Ford and Jeff Bridges have struck big deals for upcoming TV shows. Ford is nabbing more than $1 million an episode for the true-crime adaptation, “The Staircase,” and Bridges for the upcoming FX on Hulu series, “The Old Man,” according to Variety.
Below are 17 TV stars who have made $1 million or more an episode: