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Money Heist Creator Says There Are 'Many Possibilities' For Spin-Offs

Money Heist Creator Says There Are 'Many Possibilities' For Spin-Offs

In these times of lockdown, we have to look for silver linings wherever we can. One such silver lining for many of us is the unearthing of shows that might otherwise have passed us by.

Money Heist may well have become your isolation obsession, but fear not if you've rattled through all four seasons already, because the creator says he has plenty of ideas for spin-offs.

The creator of Money Heist has plenty of ideas for spin-offs. Credit: Netflix
The creator of Money Heist has plenty of ideas for spin-offs. Credit: Netflix

The show - which in Spanish goes by the name La Casa de Papel (The Paper House) - is the most popular non-English speaking series on Netflix. As you might expect, it follows a bunch of criminals as they embark on a good old bit of heisting.

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The latest series was released on Netflix on Thursday, but creator Álex Pina says there are plenty of ways for the show to go on in one form or another.

Speaking to The Oprah Magazine, he said: "We do have many possibilities for some spin-offs, yes, and I think that's thanks to the strong and powerful identities of the characters.

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"We've always looked for characters to have a very complex, layered design. So I think almost every character of Money Heist has a duality that we would like to see in a spin-off. We could watch any of them in other contexts."

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Elaborating on how spin-offs could work for differing characters, he said: "I think Arturito could have a black comedy. Berlin's case for his own show is very clear; he's a misogynist, a psychopath, egocentric, a narcissist, a delinquent, a rapist... but still there are lots of people who adore him, because he values friendship, loyalty or fraternity.

"From Nairobi to El Profesor... Denver is yet another character with his own charm. I would love to write all of them as spin-offs!"

If you haven't watched the show and those last quotes confused you, I should point out that the characters are named after cities.

And if you're desperate to get started but concerned that you can't speak Spanish, then you have the choice of dubbing (handy if you like watching foreign series while eating) or subtitles, with a selection of styles for you to choose from.

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