Netflix mega hit series Money Heist will come to a close with season 5. The final season aired on December 3, 2021. Last year, Netflix had announced Korean adaptation of the same series and the cast was announced in March 2021. Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area has now unveiled the trailer ahead of June 24 premiere.
Netflix unveils Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area trailer shows divided times amid history-making heist, watch video
As a border looks set to vanish, the people of a long-divided peninsula seem about to reunite — but there are unsettling consequences. That’s the intriguing premise of Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area. As the series’ new teaser reveals today, under the new economic union, “only the rich got richer.” Into this ruthless new world of inequality steps a crew of thieves from North and South Korea, led by the Professor, who set out to pull off a history-making heist.
A remake of Spanish series La Casa De Papel, Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area is the first Korean blockbuster to kick off the second half of the year, and it will feature director Kim Hong Sun and writer Ryu Yong Jae’s distinct take on this popular story.
In this new retelling, there is a Joint Security Area – located where today’s North and South Korea are divided – which contains a mint that becomes the focus of the action. Amid reunification, the mint is printing a new unified currency as the groundwork to build a stable joint economy.
Ryu was a big fan of the original Spanish series, and says: “It felt like destiny when I was offered to adapt the original story. I was intrigued by the premise of the remake because not only is it about the conflict between robbers and police, but also it adds new layers such as the tension, mistrust, and harmony between North and South Korea. A situation where thieves from North and South Korea join forces, and police from north and south join hands to stop their way adds a Korean lens into the original IP."
Kim adds, “I loved the original story. It features numerous characters, and every one of them is intriguing in their own way. I believed the characters would be fascinating whenever and wherever they are set.”
The previously released teaser art whets audiences’ appetite for these re-imagined characters. Besides unveiling a new crew dressed in Money Heist’s signature red jumpsuits, fans also got a first look at the striking traditional Hahoe masks sported by this gang of thieves.
They have also caught a glimpse of “The Professor”, played by Yoo Ji Tae. This genius strategist trying to change the world through this heist is joined by a formidable cast, including Park Hae Soo from the blockbuster hit Squid Game and Kim Yoon jin from the legendary US series Lost.
Netflix had earlier announced the casting of the Korean adaptation of its beloved Spanish Original Series La Casa De Papel. The Korean Original Series will feature an exciting cast from Korea’s top talents including Yoo Ji Tae who takes the role of Álvaro Morte's Professor. He is known for his performances in When My Love Blooms, The Swindlers, Money, Svaha: The Sixth Finger, and Kim Yunjin (Seven Days, Ode to My Father, Lost, Mistresses) as Seon Woo Jin, an inspector at Task Force Team, who is set for the role of Itziar Ituño's Raquel.
The other gang members include Jeon Jong Seo as Tokyo, Lee Won Jong as Moscow, Kim Ji Hun as Denver, Jang Yoon Ju as Nairobi, Park Jung-woo as Rio, Kim Ji Hun as Helsinki, Lee Kyu Ho as Oslo. The hostages will be played by Park Myung Hoon (Cho Youngmin) who will reportedly play Korean counterpart of Arturo and Lee Joo Been (Youn Misun) who takes over the role of Mónica Gaztambide/Stockholm.
Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area is written by Ryu Yong Jae, Kim Hwan Chae, and Choe Sung Jun and directed by Kim Hong-sun. The Korean adaptation of La Casa De Papel is set on the Korean peninsula, and the shows’ creators will breathe new life into the familiar storyline and bring the material afresh to global audiences with 12 episodes.
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