Netflix released a trailer for Money Heist: Korea – Common Economic Spacethe streamer’s korean remake of the hit spanish crime drama Money theft. The series will premiere on Netflix on June 24 and stars squid game star Park Hae-soo, Parasite star Park Myung-hoon, Lost starred Yunjin Kim and Jeon Jong-seo. The series is directed by Kimi Hong-sun and will have 12 episodes in total. You can check it out for yourself below.
According to Netflix, the series is described as “Reborn in Korea, the new series takes place in a fictional joint economic zone, in a world where the Korean peninsula is facing reunification. Besides this refreshing and alluring setting, which also creates the excitement is the terrific cast, which features characters from the original series: Professor (Yoo Ji-tae), Berlin (Park Hae-soo), Tokyo (Jun Jong-seo), Moscow (Lee Won-jong ), Denver (Kim Ju-hun), Nairobi (Jan Yoon-ju), Rio (Lee Hyun-woo), Helsinki (Kim Ji-hoon) and Oslo (Lee Kyu-ho).”
Money theft (Money Heist in Spanish) ended its five seasons last year. The series, which followed a criminal mastermind known as The Professor and his team of skilled robbers in their attempt at an elaborate heist on Spain’s Royal Mint, was a major global hit for Netflix. From the looks of things in the brief trailer for the Korean version, this new adaptation of Money Heist seems to follow a similar plot. The trailer replaces the Salvador Dali mask used in Money theft for a traditional Korean Hahoetal mask and the voiceover of the teaser sets the overall tone: “A thief who steals from petty cash gets killed after being chased or ends up in jail. But a thief who steals on a large scale can change the world and even become a hero. Of all the money thefts, we’re going to pull off the biggest one yet.”
Money Heist: Korea — Common Economic Space comes on the heels of the massive worldwide success of squid game. This series was a huge hit for Netflix, ranking as its best show of all time. A second season of the series is on the way, apparently targeting a release date around the end of 2024. Series creator Hwang Dong Hyuk has previously shared how he is in the planning process for the series.
“So there’s been so much pressure, so much demand and so much love for a second season,” he told the Associated press. “So I almost feel like you’re leaving us no choice. But I will say there will indeed be a second season. It’s in my head right now. I’m planning right now. But I think it’s too early to say when and how it will happen.”
Money Heist: Korea — Common Economic Space will arrive on Netflix on June 24.