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Money Heist, originally called ‘La Casa de Papel’ in Spain, burst onto our screens in May 2017, after Netflix bought it and turned it into the hit show it is today. Four years later, the release of series 5 in 2021 made the Spanish show the biggest TV series in the world, according to Insider.
The success continued to grow for Money Heist, and 2021 saw the arrival of Money Heist: The Experience, in which fans could fully immerse themselves in the story. On top of this, there was the release of Money Heist: The Phenomenon – a documentary exploring exactly how the show came to cause such a sensational impact.
Now, this summer, we will witness the latest development in the Money Heist franchise, as the show takes an intriguing Korean turn.
The trailer promises to deliver a similar plot to the original, in which a small group of con-artists rally together to try and redress the inequalities of capitalism by stealing from the rich. Only this time, the cast and location is entirely Korean.
Clearly, the franchise has no intention of slowing down, as, according to the trailer, this new release will deliver the single largest money heist to date. Quite ambitious considering the original saw the Professor and his accomplices take over the Royal Mint of Spain.
The Netflix release date for series one is set for the 24th of June 2022.
This is just the latest development in an exciting era for Korean film and television. 2019 saw the South Korean film Parasite win the Oscar for Best Picture, and the Netflix kdrama Squid Game, released in 2021, also received a staggering reception.
The characters are maintaining the same names as those in the original, all named after capital cities. Berlin is played by Park Hae-soo, who you may recognise from Prison Playbook and Squid Game. The Professor will be played by Yoo Ji-tae, an South Korean actor, film director and screenwriter.
Other cast members include:
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