The enormous success of ‘La casa de papel’ led to Netflix to launch a korean remake. Announced in June 2020, the project has been advancing steadily since then and there is not much left for us to see ‘Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area’. Next we will review all you know so far of the series and we will update the article as more is known about it.
The Korean adaptation of ‘Money Heist’ is expected to tell a story similar to the original play. Obviously, the setting changes, but everything will revolve around an ambitious hostage robbery that will lead its participants to face extraordinary challenges.
In addition, it is confirmed that the first season will consist of 12 episodes.
Cast and protagonists
There are several characters where comparisons to the original will be especially unavoidable when playing versions of them. For example, Yoo Ji-tae will be the teacher Park Hae-soo (‘The squid game’) will give life to the new Berlin, Jun Jong-Seo (‘Burning’) will get into the skin of Tokyo, Lee Won-Jong will be transformed into Moscow, while Denver, his fictional son, will have the face of Kim Ji-hoon. What’s more, Jang Yoon-ju will be Nairobi, Kim Ji-hoon will be Helsinki and Lee Kyu-Ho will be in charge of bringing Oslo to life.
Surely you have noticed that I have left out Rio, and he has an explanation, since he was initially planned to play him Park Jung-woo, but a previous commitment forced him to leave the series shortly before filming began, being replaced by Lee Hyun-woo. Of course, both he and all the previous ones may keep the names of the characters, but it is confirmed that there will be substantial changes in their personalities.
In addition, they also participate in the series Yunjin Kim, whom you will surely remember for having played Sun in ‘Lost’, and Kim Sung-o as those in charge of conducting the investigation, while Park Myung-hoon y Lee Joo-bin they will give life to the main hostages.
Screenwriter and director
Alex Pina, creator of ‘La casa de papel’, participates in this remake as an executive producer, but the reins of the series have remained in the hands of the screenwriter Ryu Yong-jae (‘My Holo Love’), while the direction is provided by Kim Hong-sun (‘Black’).
The recordings of the Korean version of ‘La casa del papel’ advanced practically in parallel to the completion of the original version, since filming started on September 18, 2021, extending for four months before conclude on January 18, 2022.
Trailer, images and poster
Netflix wanted to take advantage of the fact that the filming of the series had come to an end to launch a first advance that you have just above these lines. Naturally, the platform will release at least another when the post-production work is more advanced.
the premiere date
The only sure thing is that we will be able to see the series in 2022, but there is still a lot of work ahead before the episodes are ready to be released on the platform. Everything indicates that we will have to wait until the second half of the year, perhaps even shortly before we welcome 2023.