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Netflix Phenomenon Money theft ended in 2021, but that doesn’t mean the story is completely over. Following the show’s successful reception, the streaming service announced that there will be a Berlin-centric spin-off series (Pedro Alonso), as well as a Korean version of the Spanish hit which will be released in 2022. The growing interest in Korean dramas has intensified with the release of squid gamea series that broke Money theft‘s record for the most-watched non-English show on Netflix. The remake is an opportunity to warm hearts yearning for more elaborate bank robbery tales and attract more people to the original Korean productions.

From the stellar cast to the enigmatic preview, here’s everything we already know about this highly anticipated upcoming release.


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When is Money Heist: Korea coming out?

The announcement of the Korean remake was released in November 2020. However, more details were only discovered on December 1, 2021, during TUDUM (a Netflix event sharing exclusive clips, interviews and release dates of upcoming productions of the streaming service). squid game actor Park Hae-soo appeared in a video indicating that he will play Berlin in the Korean adaptation. He continued with the following message:

“As a cast and fan of the show, I want to thank the cast and crew of Money theft for the great series they created. We can’t wait to share the Korean version of Money theft with you in 2022.

Although no specific date has been revealed, the series is currently in post-production after filming wrapped on January 18 this year.

Is there a trailer available for Money Heist: Korea?

Along with the announcement that filming has wrapped in early 2022, a Trailer came out with a first look at the cast and the official title of the Korean adaptation: Money Heist: Korea – Common Economic Space. We see the teacher (Yoo Ji Tae) in a secluded office with a wall filled with traditional Korean masks that are commonly used in dramatic dance performances that are part of Korean shamanic rites. These masks sit alongside Salvador Dalí’s traditional one, which leads us to wonder if the series will perhaps adopt a new mask as its signature. We also see the task force investigate the heist before the trailer cuts to the various actors who will play the well-known roles in the Spanish series.

Watch the trailer in the player above. Keep an eye on this article for future reference, as it will be updated once the official trailer is released.

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Who is in the cast of Money Heist: Korea?

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As revealed in the trailer, there is a full lineup of popular actors involved in this production. Here is the breakdown of gang members:

  • The Professor (Yoo Ji-Tae)
  • Berlin (Hae-Soo Park)
  • Tokyo (Jun Jong Seo)
  • Moscow (Lee Won Jong)
  • Denver (Kim Ji-Hun)
  • Nairobi (Jang Yoon Ju)
  • Rio (Park Jungwoo)
  • Helsinki (Kim Ji-Hun)
  • Oslo (Lee Kyu-Ho)

Although the thieves involved in the heist have the same names as the spanish versionactress Jun Jong-Seo made sure to note in an interview with Dizzy Korea that the characters will have distinct personalities.

“He has the same name and a completely different personality and character adaptation. The robbers who rob the bank are the main characters, but there are inevitably some humanities in there.

According to the official posters, the two task force operators are named Seon Woojin (Kim Yujin) and Cha Moohyuk (Kim Sung O). Two of the hostages’ identities have also been revealed, and their names are Cho Youngmin (Park Myung Hoon) and Yoon Misun (Lee Joobeen).

What do we know about money theft: Korea – Common Economic Zone Parcel?

Since the Korean version will serve as a fresh take on the already beloved Netflix original, it will still retain the same structure as its predecessor. This means that there will be a group of thieves led by the Professor who will attempt to pull off an elaborate heist without getting caught. However, as the official title suggests, it is likely that the show will address Korea’s socio-economic conflict between the two sides of the border. After all, “Joint Economic Area” could be a reference to the Joint Security Area, a demilitarized zone where North Korea and South Korea clash.

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How many Money Heist: Korea – Common Economic Area episodes will it have?

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The first season will have 12 episodes in total, lasting approximately 1 hour each. This is similar to the episode count for the first two seasons of the Spanish series before it was renewed by Netflix for the remaining three seasons.

while you wait Money Heist: Korea – Common Economic Space to arrive, all five seasons of Money theft are available on Netflix. There is also two documentaries detailing the behind-the-scenes process behind the show’s success which are also available on the streaming platform.

Is Álex Piña involved in this remake?

The showrunner behind the Spanish series, Alex Pinais responsible for many unprecedented events in Money theft. Although he was part of the creative team for the original series, Piña will take on the role of executive producer in the Korean adaptation. Here’s what Piña told Deadline about the adaptation:

“Korean creators have been developing their own language and audiovisual culture for years. They have succeeded, like our series, in crossing cultural borders and becoming a reference for thousands of viewers around the world, especially among young people. This is why I find it fascinating that the world of Money Heist attracts Korean creators so much that it has to be adapted. The fact that the action takes place on the Korean Peninsula also strikes me as a milestone that I’m really excited about.

Instead of a collaboration with Vancouver Media, this project is produced by BH Entertainment and Content Zium. Leading the new cast and crew, director Kim Hong Sunpopularly known for K-dramas The guest and LUCA: the beginning. Scriptwriter Ryu Yong Jae will be responsible for developing the script and coming up with the elaborate heist that will drive the show.


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