Money Heist: Korea is following in the footsteps of the Spanish TV show Money Heist and honestly, we’re excited. Money Heist, or La Casa de Papel, was one of the most-watched series on Netflix with an average score of 94% on Rotten Tomatoes. And it didn’t matter if you didn’t speak Spanish. The story felt universal. And from what we’re seeing from the Money Heist: Korea trailers focus on greed and what that does to people and a nation, we’re going to feel the same universal pull that the original did.
That doesn’t mean that Money Heist: Korea isn’t going to set out on its own. It tells the story of a border vanishing between North and South Korea and how that changes the entire region. And what was sold as something to stabilize the region and bring peace, only made the rich get richer. That’s where our team of misfits from Tokyo to Berlin comes in led by the ever-mysterious Professor. He has a history-making heist on his mind and he’ll do just about anything to pull it off in the Joint Security Area located between North and South Korea.
Money Heist: Korea is directed by Kim Hong-sun and written by Ryu Yong-jae. And according to Netflix, Ryu had been a huge fan of the original series this is based on. “It felt like destiny when I was offered to adapt the original story. I was intrigued by the premise of the remake because not only is it about the conflict between robbers and police, but also it adds new layers such as the tension, mistrust, and harmony between North and South Korea. A situation where thieves from North and South Korea join forces, and police from north and south join hands to stop their way adds a Korean lens into the original IP.”
Check out the trailer for Money Heist: Korea below:
Money Heist: Korea premieres on June 24, 2022 on Netflix.