Here’s Why ’13 Reasons Why’ Season 3 Production Could Be Delayed
The first table read for Season 3 of 13 Reasons Why is planned to take place this week, but there's a possibility that the entire production of the hit Netflix teen drama could be pushed back.
Deadline reports that salary negotiations with the core eight-member cast are responsible for holding up movement on the third season.
Lead star Dylan Minnette reportedly requested a pay increase to around $200,000 per episode, while cast members Brandon Flynn, Alisha Boe, Justin Prentice, Christian Navarro, Miles Heizer, Devin Druid and Ross Butler each want $150,000 per episode.
Negotiations were still ongoing as of Wednesday night (August 8), the publication claims, though "sources close to the situation sounded optimistic that agreements would be reached in time for Season 3’s start of production, scheduled for Monday."
It's believed that the cast's starting salaries were in the range of $20,000 – $60,000 per episode range.