Money Heist: Korea, the Netflix sensation, ended in 2021, but that doesnt mean the tale is over. Following the shows positive reaction, the streaming service stated that a spin-off series based on Berlin (Pedro Alonso) would be released in 2022, as well as a Korean adaptation of the Spanish smash. With the introduction of Squid Game, a series that surpassed Money Heists record for most-viewed non-English programs on Netflix, interest in Korean dramas grew even further. The remake is a chance to warm the hearts of those who want more of the intricate bank robbery story, as well as to attract new audiences to original Korean works.
Heres all we already know about this highly anticipated forthcoming release, from the superb cast to the cryptic sneak look.
When Will Money Heist: Korea Be Released?
The Korean remakes announcement was made in November 2020. More information was finally revealed on December 1, 2021, at TUDUM (a Netflix event sharing exclusive clips, interviews, and release dates for forthcoming productions from the streaming service). Park Hae-soo, who played Berlin in the Squid Game, said in a video that he would portray Berlin in the Korean adaption.
On June 24, 2022, the first half of Money Heist: Korea Season 1 will be released on Netflix.
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Who Is in the Money Heist: Korea Cast?
As shown in the trailers, there is a large cast of well-known actors engaged in this project. The following is a list of the gang members:
- Tokyo (Jun Jong-Seo)
- Moscow (Lee Won Jong)
- The Professor (Yoo Ji-Tae)
- Berlin (Park Hae-Soo)
- Helsinki (Kim Ji-Hun)
- Oslo (Lee Kyu-Ho)
- Nairobi (Jang Yoon-Ju)
- Denver (Kim Ji-Hun)
- Rio (Park Jung-Woo)
The two task force operators are known as Seon Woojin (Kim Yunjin) and Cha Moohyuk, according to the official posters (Kim Sung-O). Cho Youngmin (Park Myung-Hoon) and Yoon Misun are the names of two of the hostages who have been identified (Lee Joobeen).
What Do We Know About the Korean Joint Economic Area’s Money Heist?
Because the Korean version is a fresh take on an already beloved Netflix original, it will follow the same framework as the original.
This indicates that a crew of criminals commanded by the Professor will attempt to carry off an extravagant theft while avoiding detection. The play will, however, explore Koreas socio-economic strife on both sides of the border, as the official title suggests.
The term Joint Economic Area refers to a newly established (and fictitious) territory in which the North-South boundary is located in the actual world.
4 trillion in currency at stake in a heist without limits in a country without borders.
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The second teaser shows that Koreas newly united government would use the Joint Economic Area as a foundation for establishing a new economy, replete with a new currency.
Based on what weve seen so far, it seems like our brave gang of thieves will try a similar theft to the one shown in the Spanish original, but this time theyll be after the newly-minted money of a united Korea.
Its an intriguing spin on the original narrative, and the fact that the program is situated in a more fictitious environment opens up the prospect of some new perspectives being explored.
Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area Will Have How Many Episodes?
The first season will consist of 12 episodes, each lasting around one hour. This is comparable to the number of episodes in the first two seasons of the Spanish series before Netflix decided to continue it for the next three seasons. The season will be split into two parts, each with six episodes.
While you wait for Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area to debut on Netflix, you may watch all five seasons of Money Heist. On the streaming site, there are also two documentaries that reveal the behind-the-scenes procedure that led to the shows popularity.
Money Heist: Korea Trailer
Along with the announcement that production will conclude in early 2022, a teaser trailer was released, including a first look at the actors and the Korean adaptations official title: Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area. The Professor (Yoo Ji-Tae) is shown in a quiet office, staring at a wall covered with traditional Korean masks, which are often utilized in dance theatre performances as part of Korean shamanist ceremonies.
These masks are shown beside the classic Salvador Dal mask, leading us to wonder whether the series will adopt a new mask as its characteristic appearance. Before the teaser video turns to the several actors who will portray the well-known parts from the Spanish program, we see the task force conducting the theft investigation.
On May 20, 2022, a second teaser trailer was published, this time with additional narrative specifics. The tale seems to begin with the unification of North and South Korea and the creation of a new currency. While this may seem to be a significant improvement for the peninsula, the trailer exposes that the wealthiest on both sides will continue to prosper while the poor will continue to suffer. Even though its set in a little more fictitious universe, it seems that the Korean remake will address major societal concerns in the same way that the original series did.
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Is Lex Pia a Part of the Next Korean Remake?
Many of the extraordinary happenings in Money Heist are due to the showrunner of the Spanish series, Lex Pia. Despite being a member of the original series creative team, Pia will serve as an executive producer on the Korean remake. Heres what Pia had to say about the adaptation to Deadline:
Instead of collaborating with Vancouver Media, BH Entertainment and Content Zium are behind this initiative. Director Kim Hong-sun, who is best known for the Korean dramas The Guest and L.U.C.A.: The Beginning, is in charge of the new cast and crew. Ryu Yong-Jae, a screenwriter, will be in charge of writing the storyline and devising the complex robbery that would propel the drama forward.