» Money Heist » ended at the end of 2021 after five seasons. But after the huge success of the series, Netflix doesn’t want to let the brand rest so easily. Not only has a spin-off about fan favorite Berlin (Pedro Alonso) been announced for 2023 , a complete new edition from South Korea is already in the starting blocks — and only around half a year after the finale of the original.
The fact that the new trailer for “ Heist of Money: Korea ” now says that “this heist is like no other” is only partially true. After all, the remake is also about a gang of robbers and thieves led by the brilliant professor ( Yoo Ji-tae ) planning a daring raid on a money printing plant. However, a very special initial situation was actually created for this, which should cause additional tension…
North Korea meets South Korea
In the world of Money Heist: Korea, totalitarian North Korea has opened up a bit to South Korea. A common economic region with a single currency was set up on the border between the two states. But the promised advantages for the majority of the Korean population are apparently limited, so that the professor’s team is now aiming at money printing in the so-called Joint Economic Area — to take «what is due to them».
And so not only the criminal team, but also the police who are later assigned to them are made up of both North and South Koreans, which should bring problems of their own for both sides.
In the cast, some prominent actors and actresses, who are anything but unknown in the West, do the honors. The Korean Berlin actor Park Hae-soo , for example, only caused a sensation in 2021 as Sang-woo in the Netflix smash hit » Squid Game «.
«Tokyo» Jeon Jong-seo celebrated her big break in 2018 with the grandiose » Burning «. Kim Yun-jin , who will probably embody the Korean Raquel/Lisbon counterpart here as the main investigator of the police, belonged to the ensemble of the mystery cult “ Lost ” as Sun. And » Oldboy » fans still know Professor Yoo Ji-tae as the perfidious antagonist of the abysmal masterpiece.
We’ll find out in a month’s time whether the new «Money Heist» will be able to match the original under these strong conditions: «Money Heist: Korea» will start on Netflix on June 24, 2022 .
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