A Korean adaptation of Money Heist is in the works

Netflix announces the Korean adaptation of its Spanish original series La Casa de Papel

Fans of Money Heist have two big things to anticipate: the much-awaited season 5, and a Korean adaptation.

That’s right! Netflix announced today that a Korean remake of the phenomenal Spanish series is in development.

The adaptation of La casa de papel will be directed by Kim Hong-sun, who has helmed TV dramas like The Guest, Voice, and Black and is known as a giant in the fantasy crime genre. Ryu Yong-jae and his team, previously known for Netflix original series like My Holo Love and tvN series Psychopath Diary, will be the screenwriters for the show. The production is a collaboration between BH Entertainment and Contents Zium.

Alex Pina, Creator and Executive Producer of La casa de papel said: “Korean creators have been developing their own language and audiovisual culture for years. They have managed, like our series, to go beyond cultural borders and become a point of reference for thousands of viewers around the world, especially among young people.”

He added, “That is why I find it fascinating that the world of La casa de papel is so attractive to Korean creators as to do an adaptation. The fact that the action is set on the Korean Peninsula also seems to me to be a milestone which I am really delighted about.”

Alex Pina | Photo credit: Netflix

Money Heist (La pasa de papel) is an action-crime TV series that premiered in 2017. It follows a criminal mastermind named ‘The Professor’ and his team of highly skilled thieves as they pull off a long-prepared heist. Netflix acquired the hit show after its second season in Spain, and since then it has become one of the most-watched titles on the streaming platform. In fact, the fourth and latest season was watched by over 65 million member households in the first four weeks of its release in April 2020. The 5th and series finale of La casa de papel is currently in production.

The Korean remake will have 12 episodes. More information about it will be announced at a later date.

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