Heist lovers don’t have to wait much longer to witness the greatest heist again as Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area finally gets its official premiere date. Netflix has recently dropped the trailer of the much-awaited remake of the wildly successful Spanish series Money Heist (La Casa de Papel).
Money Heist, created by Alex Pina, was released for five seasons and centered on a series of heists conducted by an unusual group of robbers. Pina is executive producing the Korean version, which is set against the backdrop of the reunification of North and South Korea and revolves around The Professor. Kim Hong-sun helmed the series, which was first announced in November 2020. Money Heist Korea is co-written by Ryu Yong-jae, Kim Hwan-chae and Choe Sung-jun.
Netflix has recently dropped its official trailer ahead of its June 24 release date. Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area will follow the centre character the Professor played by Yoo Ji-tae, who approaches Tokyo aka Jun Jong-seo, with a plan to steal 4 trillion won from the Korea Unified Mint. Money Heist Professor assembled a top-class group of thieves to pull it off, but chaos ensues as hostages are taken and a joint task force led by South Korean negotiation specialist Seon Woojin (Kim Yunjin) and former North Korean special agent Cha Moohyuk (Kim Seung-o) is formed to stop them.
Park Hae-Soo, one of the stars of Netflix’s Squid Game, plays Berlin in the series. Squid Game, also Korean language series, is Netflix’s most-watched series ever, however, the final three seasons of Money Heist occupy the three of the top five spots on that list. Meanwhile, this is not the only Money Heist project in the works at Netflix. The streamer in November ordered a spinoff of the original Spanish series centered on the popular character Berlin, otherwise known as Andrés de Fonollosa and played by Pedro Alonso.
Money Heist spinoff Berlin is set to release in 2023. The official synopsis of the Korean version of Money Heist reads, “Disguised under the shadows of a mask, a crew of desperados band together under the leadership of a criminal mastermind known only as ‘The Professor’ to pull off the biggest heist Korea has ever seen. Trust the professor. Choose your city name. Don your masks. It’s time.”
Watch the Official Trailer of Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area Here –