Some of the world's most respected actors are making the move to TV to rake in millions.

Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep are two of the latest stars to sign on the dotted line for upcoming shows and both of them are being rewarded very handsomely.

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As revealed by The Hollywood Reporter, Streep is set to earn $A1.1 million per episode for The Nix.

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Based on a novel by Nathan Hill, the show will be about a man's mother who reappears decades after she abandoned the family.

Robert De Niro is getting paid slightly less than Meryl Streep for his upcoming Amazon show created by David O. Russell. The 73-year-old will be paid $A1.01 million for each of the 20 episodes of the show which will also star Julianne Moore.

De Niro and Streep's salaries may be massive but they're not the highest TV paid actors.

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys in the television series Game of Thrones. Photo / HBO
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys in the television series Game of Thrones. Photo / HBO

The five main stars from Game of Thrones are set to be paid $A1.48 million per episode in season seven and eight.

And the main Big Bang Theory cast members each receive $A1.3 million per episode.

Some of the other salaries revealed by The Hollywood Reporter include:

Daryl Dixon (played by Norman Reedus) from The Walking Dead. Photo / Supplied
Daryl Dixon (played by Norman Reedus) from The Walking Dead. Photo / Supplied

• Norman Reedus will be paid $A740,000 per episode for seasons seven and eight of The Walking Dead whereas his co-star, Andrew Lincoln, will receive $A876,000.

• Dwayne Johnson gets paid $A606,000 per episode for Ballers.

• Jonah Hill and Emma Stone will each be paid $A471,000 each per episode for an upcoming Netflix show called Maniac.

• Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon will also make $A471,000 each per episode for HBO's upcoming miniseries, Big Little Lies.

• Kiefer Sutherland gets paid $A404,000 for the Netflix show, Designated Survivor.