The Korean remake of popular Spanish crime series Money Heist will be available for streaming on Netflix come June 24th.
Part 1 of Money Heist: Korea-Joint Economic Area depicts an unprecedented hostage robbery within the background of the unification of the Korean Peninsula, where genius strategists and robbers with different personalities fight against extraordinary variables.
Part 1 will feature six episodes. The teaser poster features the robbers wearing the traditional Korean mask called Hahoe Tal. In the original version the robbers wear Salvador Dali masks.
The Korean adaptation is directed by Kim Hong-sun and written by Ryu Yong-jae, Kim Hwan-chae, and Choe Sung-jun.
The plot will be similar to the Spanish version and feature the same characters. The cast includes Park Hae-soo (Squid Game), Jeon Jong-seo (Burning), and Lee Hyun-woo.
The spinoff is likely to have a good fan following thanks to its star studded Korean cast however there are concerns that the timing isn’t ideal since Netflix is experiencing a marked loss in subscribers of late.
In the latest teaser released by Netflix there is blood spattered across the posters hinting at a bloodbath of sorts.
“A robber who steals on a grand scale can change the world and become a hero,” reads the narration in the teaser.
The teaser closes with seven people wearing Hahoe masks and holding guns pointing at the camera. So far no character appearances have been revealed by Netflix.
The original version of Money Heist or La Caca de papel is a television series that spans five seasons. The series traces two long-prepared heists; one on the Royal Mint of Spain and the other on the Bank of Spain.
The story is narrated by one of the robbers, Tokyo played by Ursula Corbero. The narrative goes back and forth with flashbacks and hidden characters as it unfolds.
The show received critical acclaim for its sophisticated plot, interpersonal portrayals, direction and for innovating Spanish television. It also won an International Emmy Award for Best Drama Series at the 46th International Emmy Awards.
The Italian anti-fascist song Bella Ciao which runs throughout the original version became a summer hit across Europe in 2018. By then, the series had become the most-watched non-English-language series and one of the most-watched series overall on Netflix.
Money Heist: Korea-Joint Economic Area will feature 12 episodes unlike the original Spanish version which has 15 episodes in the first season.