As if Netflix’s list of summer releases wasn’t already stacked, the streaming giant recently announced that the highly anticipated Korean version of Money theft will fall just in time to join the lineup.
Netflix has officially released the first trailer for the Korean remake of the Spanish crime drama, fully titled Money Heist: Korea – Common Economic Space, Part 1and revealed that the show will premiere on June 24, 2022.
OG Series Money Heistknown in English as Money theft, ran for five seasons on Netflix before ending in December 2021. The show followed a group of misfit thieves carrying out two elaborate, large-scale heists on the Royal Mint of Spain and the Bank of Spain. The series was an international hit and quickly became entrenched in popular culture with its theme song and iconic costumes.
In the first poster published for Money Heist: Korea, memorable heist uniforms are given a unique twist. In January 2022, Netflix released a teaser title and cast announcement showing the Professor character choosing from a wall of masks.
Now, in the first full look at the new series, the same red jumpsuits the Spanish characters wore are shown, but instead of Salvador Dalí masks, the Korean heist team will wear traditional Korean Hahoe-inspired masks.
According to Netflix, the reboot will follow a similar storyline to the original, but will be set “in a fictional common economic zone, in a world where the Korean peninsula is facing reunification.”
By VarietyThe synopsis for the series reads:Money Heist: Korea takes place as North Korea and South Korea are on the verge of peaceful reunification after nearly 80 years of division. But as the nations prepare to print an all-new unified currency, a heist is staged. A genius strategist known as the Professor assembles a ragtag team of high-level thieves from both north and south in an effort to steal the new currency directly from the Mint.
All nine original characters will be included in the remake – Professor (played by Yoo Ji-tae), Berlin (Park Hae-soo, famous for his work on squid game), Tokyo (Jun Jong-seo), Moscow (Lee Won-jong), Denver (Kim Ji-hun), Nairobi (Jang Yoon-ju), Rio (Lee Hyun-woo), Helsinki (Kim Ji-hoon), and Oslo (Lee Kyu-ho).
In the new trailer, a voiceover (who we assume is the leader of the heist team, the Professor) makes a bold and disturbing claim: “A thief who steals from petty cash is killed after being chased or ends up in prison. But a thief who steals on a large scale can change the world and even become a hero. Of all the thefts of money, we are going to pull off the biggest one yet. The public will witness this biggest theft live. spectacle on earth.And they will take root for us.
You can watch the full trailer for Money Heist: Korea – Common Economic Space, Part 1 below: