The game just got real.
Game of Thrones is one of the most watched shows in the history of modern television — 7.3 million people watched the highest-rated TV episode of all time Battle of the Bastards on Sunday — so it would make sense that the cast be rewarded for their hard work.
Luckily for the Westeros residents, some of the HBO drama’s biggest fan-favorites will be seeing quite the promotion when GoT returns for Season 7A next April.
According to reports, starring cast members had been earning a measly $300,000 per episode, but that’s about to get bumped up to a whopping $500,000 for 2017!
But there’s a catch… only FIVE of the series’ iconic players will be getting the bonus!
Unfortunately, this means major players like Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams will have to slum it with the rest of us poor folk for now… but at least they won’t have to foot the bill at any upcoming cast parties! LOLz!!!
Make sure to see who else survives Season 6 when Game of Thrones airs its finale this Sunday, June 26 at 9 p.m. EST on HBO!
[Image via HBO.]
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