Even though Netflix has previously announced that there will be a Korean version of the iconic crime thriller series Money Heist (Spanish: La Casa de Papel) in December 2021, viewers will be able to experience the magic again thanks to Netflix’s announcement of Money Heist: Korea-Joint Economic Area.
Adding a Korean version of Money Heist to Netflix’s increasing library of original South Korean programming is a sure way to excite fans of the original Spanish series and the growing popularity of Netflix’s K-drama titles like Squid Game.
One of the most anticipated South Korean Netflix shows to premiere in 2022 is expected to be a cult hit. Ryu Yong-Jae, the creator of Netflix’s My Holo Love, was the scriptwriter for the new adaption. Kim Hong-sun has previously worked on Korean television shows such as The Guest and Voice as a director.
When Will the Show Be Released?
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Filming for the South Korean adaptation of Money Heist began in Seoul on September 4, 2021. Despite this, there was no word on when the shoot will wrap up. It’s safe to assume the production is halfway done after three months of filming.
According to Netflix, Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area will premiere on June 24, 2022.
Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area Trailer
Who Are the Actors Portraying the Roles?
The following actors have been named in the lead and supporting roles in Money Heist, according to a press release from Netflix:
The Professor & The Gang
- The Professor – Yoo Ji-Tae
- Berlin – Park Hae-soo
- Tokyo – Jun Jong-Seo
- Moscow – Lee Won Jong
- Denver – Kim Ji-Hun
- Nairobi – Jang Yoon-Ju
- Rio – Park Jung-Woo
- Helsinki – Kim Ji-Hun
- Oslo – Lee Kyu-Ho
The Task Force
- Seon Woojin – Kim Yunjin
- Cha Moohyuk – Kim Sung-O
- Cho Youngmin – Park Myung-Hoon
- Yoon Misun – Lee Joobeen
How Many Episodes Will There Be in Season 1?
Twelve episodes will be made available for the first season of Money Heist: Korea—Joint Economic Area.
Why Is Netflix Developing a South Korean Remake?
It makes sense for Netflix to adapt a well-known story to expand its membership base. There’s a significant probability that the program will be a tremendous success in East and Southeast Asia, where Korean entertainment has always performed well.
A significant portion of the world’s population comes from Southeast Asia, which has proven to be a strong market for big K-drama productions such as Squid Game and All of Us Are Dead. Several Asian countries have already expressed interest in Netflix’s K-drama series.
Money Heist was remade in South Korea because of its superb entertainment sector, which has proven itself capable of generating high-quality programs swiftly.
Will Money Heist Creator “Alex Pina” Be Involved in Money Heist: Korea?
Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area will not feature Alex Pina, according to the announcement, but he did make a statement on the Korean adaptation:
“Their unique language and audiovisual culture have been in development for years. There are thousands of viewers worldwide, particularly young people, who have come to regard them as a point of reference. As a result, I find it fascinating that Korean creators are so drawn to La house de papel that they’ve decided to adopt it. Having the action take place on the Korean Peninsula is also a significant milestone that makes me happy.”
Pina is reportedly working on a Netflix series inspired by a pandemic, but it has nothing to do with Money Heist Korea. But he will be working on the Berlin sequel.