The Hannibal star Matt Bellemare has been given a $150 million dollar payout by Netflix, his company said on Wednesday.
The Hollywood studio, which is owned by Disney, confirmed the payout in a statement.
It said the payout is the result of a deal signed in 2015 and was announced after a lawsuit against Netflix by the former Hannibal actor.
Bellemade starred in the show from 2012-2015.
Netflix also said it had been the victim of a data breach in 2016, after it became aware of the breach in 2018.
“We are pleased to announce the largest and most significant payout ever for our employees, customers, and partners, which will help to ensure our long-term success and growth,” the company said.
The Netflix deal is one of several in which studios have paid huge amounts to film and television creators to secure them.
The studio has paid $1.2 billion for the rights to make feature films and $1 billion for television series and specials.
Netflix has a history of rewarding talent for their work, but Bellemades work on the Hannibal series and movies made a strong impression on the studio, and he has been a favorite of many fans and critics.
Belemade, now 39, starred in season three of the series and has a recurring role on the series, along with his wife, Amanda Slattery.