After its tremendous success, it's no secret that the cast of the hit fantasy HBO epidrama get paid pretty damn well. Pre season 8, the core cast members, including Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington, were all apparently making a rather decent $500,000 (£370,000) per episode, but new reports suggest top cast members have bagged a rather handsome pay rise: an extra $200,000 (£151,000) per episode.
With reportedly $700,000 (£537,000) going in the bank each week, it's rumoured that the GoT cast are among the highest paid television actors in the world today.
Here's how much they are estimated to make, with added net worth (just for fun).
Emilia Clarke's salary
At present, Emilia Clarke, AKA Daenerys of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, The Unburnt, Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Queen of Meereen, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Protector of the Realm, Lady Regent of the Seven Kingdoms, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons, apparently cashes in a rather handsome $710,000 (£537,000) per episode and that doesn't include merch and all those DVD and Blu Ray sales either.
In her Vanity Fair cover story, she said: "I get f*cking paid the same as my guy friends. We made sure of that." Aside from her dragon moolah, Clarke has made further millions from numerous movies and ad campaigns.
Emilia Clarke net worth (rumoured): $13 million (£9 million)
Kit Harington's salary
Khalessi's on screen lover (finally!) also apparently manages to add $710,000 (£537,000) to the Bank of Westeros each week. That's a combined $1.4 million (£1 million) between them. Ker-ching.
Kit Harington's net worth (rumoured): $12 million (£9 million)
Lena Heady's salary
The most hated monarch, bar The Mad King, apparently bags an impressive $710,000 per episode. Previously, the star reportedly earned $300k (£220,000) per episode, but managed to negotiate it up to $500k (£378,000) so it would be equal to her male counterparts. Let's face it, after destroying the High Sparrow, the woman deserves it (and a Golden Globe, too).
Lena Heady's net worth (rumoured): $9 million (£6 million)
Maisie Williams' salary
Yes it's so unfair, but Arya does not make as much as the adults - let's not forget, she was just thirteen years old when she joined the show. In previous seasons the loveable British actress reportedly made $150k per episode. Now, she's reportedly on a rather decent wage of $210k (£158,000) an appearance. The definitive reason as to why she is not paid as much is because she is categorised as "Tier B" cast, who make less than the core cast members.
Maisie Williams' net worth (rumoured): $6 million (£4 million)
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau's salary
Cersei's brother and lover (and possible baby daddy for the fourth time) apparently adds $710,000 (£537,000) to the bank with every episode. As the Danish actor told Marie Claire, when reports of his salary came out his neighbour in Denmark popped over to suggest he pay for their new fence. ‘I said, “Don’t believe everything you read, you idiot'" he said. Whatever the number, as a Lannister we're sure he always pays his debts.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau's net worth (rumoured): $16 million (£12 million)
Peter Dinklage's salary
Everyone's favourite Lannister reportedly gets a Top Tier $710,000 (£537,000) an episode. Hopefully Dinklage doesn't blow it all on wine like his character.
Peter Dinklage's net worth (rumoured): $15 million (£11 million)
Sophie Turner's salary
Like her on-screen sister, Sophie Turner also reportedly sees $210k (£158,000) added to her bank balance each week.
Sophie Turner's net worth (rumoured): $4 million (£3 million)
Game of Thrones premieres on Showcase, Sky Atlantic and NOW TV on April 14 (15 in UK). Watch the full season 8 trailer below.